Italian football is making me sick at the moment. Match fixing, rioting than lead to the death of a policeman, the debacle that followed when the San Siro was opened without proper security, and now, Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini refusing to apologise after making derogatory comments about Fiorentina’s Romanian striker Adrian Mutu.
Zamparini was furious after Mutu fired home with a Palermo player lying injured and in need of treatment in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Stadio Renzo Barbera.
"Mutu, like a good gypsy, has tried to be slick," said Zamparini after the match.
"Then again, all Romanians are slick, they have it on their DNA." These remarks have upset the Romanian FA who have demanded a public apology.
Italian football authorities have confirmed they will investigate Zamparini’s outburst, but the Palermo supremo insists he will stand by his comments.
He said: "I don’t have to feel ashamed or have to apologise.
"The fact that they [the Italian FA] have opened an investigation leaves me indifferent.
"In fact, they will do me a great favour if they threw me out, then I would leave football." [Mof Gimmers]