Football: No return for Pelle
12:00 AM, November 01, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:24 PM, November 01, 2016

No return for Pelle

Giampiero Ventura has confirmed that Graziano Pelle will not be called up for the new Italy squad after "he besmirched the image" of the Azzurri.

The striker refused to shake the coach's hand when substituted against Spain earlier in October.

For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel.

"Have I spoken to him? No, because the phone calls to China are too expensive..." Ventura told Rai Sport.

"I judged it for what it was, a mistake, but it was also a lack of respect for the Azzurri colours and he besmirched the image of the group. That was the biggest error he made.” 

ulab-banner ulab-banner

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News