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Saturday August 2 2014
Tommasi expects Tavecchio changes

Damiano Tommasi expects “someone will change their minds closer to the election” on backing Carlo Tavecchio.

The 71-year-old remains the front-runner for FIGC President despite causing outrage with racist comments.

Tommasi, who represents the Players’ Association, supports Demetrio Albertini along with the Coaches Association and the Referees Association.

“We know there is an issue here that cannot be ignored,” noted Tommasi after Tavecchio refused to withdraw from the election on August 11.

“For now, however, there is still a candidate and his rival, both of them with their own supporters.

“I am certain that someone will evaluate the suitability of the options and perhaps change their minds closer to the election.”

Several clubs have already removed their support from Tavecchio over the racist comments, including Fiorentina, Sassuolo, Sampdoria, Cesena and Brescia.

Today they were joined by Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini.

Juventus and Roma were the only Serie A clubs who never backed this candidate.

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