Published On: Mon, Feb 11th, 2013

Delio Rossi handed two match ban

 coach Delio Rossi has been handed a two match ban after the vulgar hand gesture he displayed during his clubs’ match against on Sunday.

The coach was also handed a fine by Sampdoria which he will donate to charity.

Rossi was caught showing the middle finger to Roma defender at the end of their match on Sunday. Sampdoria went on to win the match by a score of 3-1.

“I’m sorry for the gesture because as I’ve always said, I have always been respectful and I always demand respect,” he stated on the club’s website.

“I will gladly accept the fine handed down to me by the club for my role and I will give it the Giannina Gaslini Children’s hospital.”

This is not the first time Rossi has garnered attention for unsavoury behaviour. He was involved in a touchline brawl with while coaching last season, resulting in his sacking.

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Adriano Boin

- A passionate F.C. Internazionale supporter since the young age of 10, my love for the club came about on a family trip to Italy after their signing of Roberto Baggio. Much to the dismay of my father (a Milan fan) my love for the club only grew stronger and has taken me on trips to Genova and Boston to see my club in action. The greatest of these journeys was being blessed by incredible luck (to which this day I still cannot comprehend) which allowed me to travel to Madrid, see the 2010 Champions League Final in the flesh and experience a week-long trip that will probably never be surpassed. Feel free to add me on Twitter to talk about Inter, Italy or calcio in general @Boin44

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  1. Andrew says:

    The legendary Delio Rossi. Who needs ‘correct’ behaviour?

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