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Wednesday May 7 2014
ADL comments on Coppa

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has commented for the first time on Saturday’s Coppa Italia Final.

The Partenopei beat Fiorentina 3-1 to lift the trophy, but the match was marred by fan violence, which saw one supporter, Ciro Esposito, hospitalised with a gunshot wound.

The club’s leader though, has praised the fan’s mother, who has urged forgiveness.

“Dear friends from Naples and friends from all over Italy, I did not want to comment or attain responsibility on what had happened,” he wrote in an open letter.

“But one thing has struck me – the great dignity of Mrs. Antonella Leardi. Her words of love for others and forgiveness have impressed me deeply.

“To her I send my respect, my devotion and my total love.”

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