What They're Saying

"I am not political, I do not affiliate myself to any organization, I am not a racist and I do not support the ideology of fascism. I respect everyone."

-- From a statement released by Sunderland from its new Italian coach Paolo Di Canio, whose arrival at the English Premier League caused on uproar because in 2005 he used a fascist straight-arm salute toward a section of the Lazio fans, was accused of attending the funeral of a well-known Italian fascist, and was once quoted as saying Italy might have "a better situation with Mussolini." (Irish Times)

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