Monday July 28 2014
Galliani: 'Milan support Tavecchio'

Adriano Galliani confirmed Milan continue to support Carlo Tavecchio for the FIGC Presidency despite a racism row.

“We say that any old Opti Pobà can come here, before he was eating bananas, now he’s playing in the Lazio first XI,” said 71-year-old Tavecchio on Friday.

Fiorentina, Cesena and Sassuolo have withdrawn their support, but Galliani assured Milan are standing with him.

“It was certainly an unfortunate phrase, but that’s where it ends,” the CEO told Sky Sport Italia.

“Milan’s position does not change. Tavecchio is not a racist, he just made an unfortunate comment.”

The other candidate is former Milan star Demetrio Albertini.

“I know Albertini, he is a friend and our personal rapport is very good.”

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