Players Have Feelings Too

Video: Siena fans make Roma’s Daniele De Rossi cry

World Cup winner shows he’s not made of stone

Much has been made of Emmanuel Adebayor’s irresponsible reaction to the torrent of abuse he received from Arsenal fans at the weekend, but Roma’s Daniele De Rossi was also subjected to offensive chants on Sunday. The Italian, however, dealt with the crowd banter a little differently.

After a mistimed tackle, Siena fans started singing a song about his father-in-law (i.e. the daddy of his not-unattractive WAG Tamara), who was apparently executed in a mafia hit last year. When the whistle blew, the midfielder’s reddened eyes quickly turned into full-on waterworks, as his teammates tried to console him.

Siena manager Marco Giampaolo offered an apology on behalf of the callous fans:

“To De Rossi, I express my solidarity as a man and as a footballer for what has happened.”

[Hat tip: 101GG and Dirty Tackle]

4 responses so far
  • saf // September 16, 2009 at 10:27 am

    cum 2 arsenal u will be loved like home :)

  • Elle // September 17, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    That is aweful and to be quite honest disgusting why do some footbll fans have to take things too far my heart goes out to de rossi no-one deseres that x

  • afizaa // September 17, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I fell so sorry for Daniele….Why would they want to open up a the wound and rub salt all over it….???those fans are so freaking mean n heartless…

  • LILO // September 22, 2009 at 12:51 am

    what a horrible bunch of basterd$
    men are so nasty sometimes

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