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  • [02/02/07] Italian league halted by violence

    The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has suspended all matches indefinitely after a policeman was killed at a Serie A match between Catania and Palermo.

    Officer Filippo Raciti died as violence flared during the Sicilian derby.

    The FIGC has called off all this weekend's professional and amateur games, and also cancelled Italy's friendly with Romania on Wednesday.

    Commissioner Luca Pancalli said: "What we're witnessing has nothing to do with soccer, so Italian soccer is stopping."

    Pancalli had warned earlier this week that more violence would bring a halt to league matches after clashes between supporters and police in several cities last Sunday.

    "One day is not sufficient," Pancalli added after proceeding with his threat. "Without drastic measures, we cannot play again.

    "We will immediately set up a commission to discuss the situation between sport and politics. It's not possible to carry on like this."

    Catania, fifth in Serie A, against Palermo, who are third, was given an early kick-off time on Friday because of fears over public safety.


    We need a strong and clear signal to avoid the degeneration of this sport

    Prior to the start, a minute's silence had been held following the death of a club official from lower league club Sammartinese last weekend.

    But the match was suspended after an hour when tear gas, used by police to break up the fighting outside the ground, drifted onto the field.

    The fighting, reported ANSA news agency, was because Palermo fans could not get into Catania's Stadio Massimino until the second half.

    The two teams fled the pitch for the dressing-room, with the game suspended for 30 minutes.

    After the match, fans continued to fight running battles with police on the streets outside the stadium and around a hundred people were treated for injuries, while dozens with lesser injuries were taken to local hospitals.

    Another police officer is also believed to be in a critical condition.

    Catania club executive Pietro Lo Monaco reacted to news of the officer's death by announcing he would leave football.

    "I've heard that a policeman has died," he said. "To speak of football right now seems useless. For me this is the end. I will leave the football world.

    Palermo players try to get away from the tear gas during their game with Catania
    Palermo's players try to get away from the tear gas

    "I don't recognise myself in this world anymore. I have loved football intensely but after this right now it seems absurd."

    Palermo coach Francesco Guidolin was quick to blame Catania fans for the violence.

    "We won the match, but we cannot enjoy this victory," said Guidolin. "Football cannot last for much longer like this. There will be no joy in it."

    The Catania prosecutor's office has announced an investigation into the incident.

    Italian prime minister Romano Prodi also issued a statement.

    "After the serious incidents that occurred tonight in Catania, my first thought is for the people that have been affected and for their families," he said.

    "I feel a duty to say that we need a strong and clear signal to avoid the degeneration of this sport which we are seeing more dramatically and more often."

    Palermo had taken the lead through Andrea Caracciolo, but Catania equalised within 60 seconds of the teams coming back out thanks to Fabio Caserta.

    Palermo won the game with a controversial David di Michele goal in the 83rd minute.
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    Madness, bloody italians and theyre soccer.
    Back in the Basement

  • #2
    the Italian league has been boring the last 10 years

    its awfull, and them supporters aint doing anything positive neither

    *smh

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    • #3
      i think this just broke my care-o-meter
      http://www.myspace.com/skittlestony

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      • #4
        damn it....what about inter vs roma lol
        FORZA NERAZZURRI!!
        Il Biscione arrivo3;-)3

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        • #5
          I'm a Catania fan, and I know the Palermo/Catania derbies are amongst the fiercest in world football, but this is far too much. Morons.

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          • #6
            I love italian man cuz they have large cocks.. jokes (no homo)
            When ni66az Hate I just tell dem I'm a smart ni66a wit Motives
            Bust ni66az in da face the size of da holes in sliced green olives
            When dey ask for my IQ i say
            180 im dat smart so im here to stay

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            • #7
              A shame this had to happen to the best league in Europe, although this accident did occur in Sicilia so nothing really surprising there.
              "Life without knowledge is death in disguise"

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              • #8
                Im a Punjabi Fan.. I can't belive this happened.
                When ni66az Hate I just tell dem I'm a smart ni66a wit Motives
                Bust ni66az in da face the size of da holes in sliced green olives
                When dey ask for my IQ i say
                180 im dat smart so im here to stay

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                • #9
                  fuckin morons ....i was waitin for next weeks italy vs romania.....argh

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