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"Masiello did throw the plate, but Crescenzi got in the middle. Apparently the object was meant to hit goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal. The row started for silly reasons, as it seemed to be a joke that got out of hand."

-- Claudio Garzelli, the director of sport of Italian club Bari, provides an account of a lunch-hall fracas before an Italian Cup game during which Salvatore Masiello hurled a plate that struck fellow defender Alessandro Crescenzi, who required 50 stitches in his arm. Bari dropped Masiello from the squad. (Football Italia)

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