"Mandragora is a good person. The most he deserved was a warning."
-- Udinese coach Daniele Prade
after his 21-year-old Italian international, Rolando Mandragora
suspended one game by Lega Serie A. The midfielder was caught on television by lip readers making blasphemous remarks after Sampdoria keeper Emil Eudero
saved his shot during Udinese's recent
1-0 win. Mandragora shouted, "Porca Madonna, Vaffanculo, Dio Cane" ("Virgin Mary is a pig, f*** off, God is a dog.") In Italy, taking the Lord’s name in vain is a crime punishable by a small
fine. (Who Ate all the Pies