(ANSA) – CATANZARO, MAY 15 – “Calabrian monkeys”. And the offense was launched by a Vicenza fan to the supporters of Cosenza Calcio in a video recorded at the Menti stadium during the first leg of the play out to stay in Serie B between Lanerossi and Cosenza, whose clips were then posted on social. Video removed soon but which did not fail to cause controversy.
“It seems clear to me – wrote the Calabrian governor Roberto Occhiuto on twitter – that he is an idiot. But this does not make his delusional statements less serious. That he is identified and punished with adequate tools: Daspo and the penal code”. And that the young man is “criminally punished” the group leader of the Lega has also asked the Calabria Region Simona Loizzo. Who commented on a photo on the profile of the fan who portrays him with the leader of the League Matteo Salvini said: “The fact that he posted a photo with Salvini has nothing to do with it because politicians take hundreds of thousands of selfies a year and because people like this are not part of the League “. The mayor of Vicenza Francesco Rucco, who became aware of the video, distanced himself from the red and white fan. “Any form of racism must be condemned, so I condemn the gesture,” he told ANSA. “I ask everyone to tone down – he added – a match cannot become a battle on and off the pitch, with interference from the world of politics”. In this regard, he underlined that “Hon. Pierantonio Zanettin did well to present a question to Minister Lamorgese, to ensure that public order and the safety of the fans, obviously of both teams, is guaranteed in Cosenza” . But Zanettin’s intervention was not liked by the mayor of Cosenza, Franz Caruso. “Without prejudice to the prerogatives of the deputy from Vicenza – he said – what is most surprising is that Zanettin calls into question the President of Cosenza Calcio, Guarascio, ‘guilty’, according to him, of having contacted the President of the Serie B league by telephone. I believe that the President of a company can and must, in turn, exercise the prerogatives of a manager to protect his team “. And he remarked “the degree of civilization of Cosenza”. (HANDLE).