Tuesday May 22 2012
DDV: 'Is it worth investing in Fiorentina?'

Fiorentina patron Diego Della Valle hints he could put Fiorentina up for sale. “It’s time to reflect whether it makes sense to invest in a football club when violent fans are destroying the sport.”

Della Valle and his brother Andrea have been subjected to repeated insults and were forced to leave the stands during games because of abuse from the supporters.

“It’s time to reflect on whether it makes sense or not to invest in a football club when groups of violent fans, of ‘idiots,’ are destroying the most beautiful sport in the world,” he told news agency ANSA.

“I spoke to my brother Andrea this evening and told him I don’t know if it makes sense to invest in football that is going through such a disastrous situation.

“He thinks with the heart of a supporter, but football can be a wonderful thing, a vehicle for just sentiments that can be transmitted to youth, as long as the rules are respected.”

These are comments that must cause concern among the Viola fans, as they are currently without a Coach or a director of sport.