Gattuso Talks Stadium Closures

Former A.C Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso weighed in today regarding the stadium closures at the Stadio Olimpico for “territorial discrimination”.

“It’s proven by the words of Platini and by the rest of Europe there is no such law. And being in the world of football laws equal are for all, but in Italy, this is an anamoly. I do not understand why because of hundreds of idiots you have to punish the fans who pay the club and are well behaved at the stadium. Totti at the World Cup? Francesco made a choice a few years ago (to retire from the National Team). Totti is the player with the most ‘fantasy’ in the Italian championship.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.