Martedì, 16 Ottobre 2018

Soccer: Miccoli sorry for Falcone 'filth' remark


Palermo, June 27 - Palermo captain Fabrizio Miccoli
on Thursday apologised for calling slain Italian anti-mafia hero
Giovanni Falcone "filth" in a wiretapped conversation with a
Cosa Nostra boss's son.
A tearful Miccoli told a press conference: "I ask
forgiveness from the Falcone family, my family, for everything I
have done. I haven't slept for three nights".
Miccoli vowed to "prove" he was "not a mafioso".
He said he had grown up with "anti-mafia values" and always
taken part in matches in support of the fight against the Mob.
The striker said he was confident he would be cleared of
links to Cosa Nostra over alleged extortion and a phone-card
scam and would be able to renew his contract with Palermo, which
expires at the end of the month.
Giovanni Falcone was killed with his wife and three
bodyguards by a bomb placed under the motorway to Palermo's
airport in May 1992.
His long-time friend and fellow anti-mafia crusader Paolo
Borsellino was slain by a car bomb along with five policemen in
Palermo 57 days later.
They are Italy's most iconic martyrs in the battle against
organised crime.

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