Share “Italian FA chief unconcerned over racism...”

Italian FA chief unconcerned over racism inquiry

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm •  Published: September 4, 2014

BARI, Italy (AP) — The Italian football federation's new president is unconcerned about an investigation by UEFA over his alleged racist comment.

Speaking to RAI state TV at halftime of an Italy-Netherlands friendly on Thursday, Carlo Tavecchio says, "I'm serene, because I was cleared in Italy. But if I'm summoned I'll defend myself and show that I'm innocent."

Tavecchio, a long-standing executive in Italian football, was elected last month despite causing a stir over a reference to bananas when discussing the presence of foreign players in Italy.

While the Italian federation's internal prosecutor dropped his inquiry over the comment 10 days ago, UEFA is expected to issue a ruling in the coming days.

UEFA could suspend Tavecchio for one to three months and fine him if he is found guilty.


  1. 1
    OKC man arrested after allegedly trying to set up meeting to have sex with minor
  2. 2
    Hoping to become tourist haunt, Nevada town finds boost in spirits
  3. 3
    Violence not keeping away Americans: Mexico sees 25% spike in U.S. travelers
  4. 4
    Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is an 'Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery'
  5. 5
    'Voice of the Cowboys' Larry Reece says he's cancer free
+ show more


× Trending sports Article