Sampdoria Aim To Get Rid Of Troublemaker Antonio Cassano

Ollie Irish

10th, November 2010


By Ollie Irish

Sampdoria want to give Antonio Cassano the boot after he reportedly insulted their president.

According to Italy’s news agency Ansa, Samp have filed a request to the Lega Calcio to rescind the striker’s contract – which runs until June 2013 – on the grounds of insubordination.

Cassano was dropped from the squad last month following a dispute with Riccardo Garrone, during which the player allegedly called Samp’s president “an old shit”. Classic Cassano – he later apologised in a TV interview but the sorry came too late, apparently.

Garrone admitted that the Cassano bust-up has been a major disappointment as he has staked his reputation on the player being a changed man. Oops.

“Obviously Cassano is the best and without him, our team loses a lot,” said Garrone.

“But we will move forward with our decision.”

So much for the rebirth of Cassano. Leopards and spots, eh.