Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero insists he didn’t wish death on Antonino Pulvirenti, but on ‘corrupt football’.
The Blucerchiati patron gave a radio interview yesterday in which he declared that the former Catania President ‘should die’ after match-fixing revelations, but now says he was misinterpreted.
“Yesterday I wished death to corrupt football, not to individuals,” Ferrero explained, speaking to ANSA.
“I’m stunned and disappointed, because it’s one thing on the radio, and another when written down.
“It was allegorical. You can say certain things for a joke on the radio, but then when they’re written they’re misinterpreted.
I meant that corrupt football has to die, as we’re still paying the consequences for it.”