Tuesday November 2 2010
Garrone won't forgive Cassano

Sampdoria President Riccardo Garrone wasn't impressed with Antonio Cassano's second public apology, according to Il Secolo XIX.

Cassano appeared on Mediaset last night to 'speak to the nation' and to say sorry to Garrone in front of 'all of Italy', denying certain claims made in the Press.

Genova-based newspaper Il Secolo XIX understands that Garrone watched the interview at home and wasn't convinced, standing by his decision to ask that Cassano's contract be rescinded after a heated argument last week in which the Bari-born playmaker refused to accompany him to an awards ceremony.

"The blame lies with Cassano. I thought that he had changed," Garrone apparently said.

"I made a mistake in my judgement of the man," he concluded.

Emiliano Mondonico accused Cassano of lacking sincerity despite his reported offer to take a wage cut of anything between 30 and 50 per cent for the rest of the season.

Cassano insists he would like to stay at Sampdoria for the rest of his life, but Palermo and Juventus have made noises to the effect that they would be interested in signing him.

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