"A trick? I wouldn't say so. It's up to the referee to decide if it should be penalized, otherwise I don't see where the problem is ... Good taste is relative."
-- Pietro Lo Monaco, chief executive of Italian Serie A club Catania, whose coach, the former MLS goalie and coach Walter Zenga, has been accused of using dirty tricks in having his players dropped their shorts to block the sight of the opposing goalie on free kicks. The Sicilian team carried out the maneuver to perfection Sunday when three players dropped their shorts practically to their knees so Torino goalie Matteo Serenicouldn't see the kick by Giuseppe Mascara, who scored during Catania's 3-2 victory. (AP)