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.”