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Players mourn mafia boss -- get suspended

  • Reuters, Friday, March 19, 2010 3:15 AM

Players from Italian amateur club San Luca wore black armbands during a game in mourning at the death of a Calabrian Mafia boss Antonio Pelle. The 16 players who made the gesture have been suspended for two games and fined, while the eight-tier team was docked points. The Italian soccer federation said the players had worn the armbands because Pelle was related to a member of the club.

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