Italian junior soccer coach fired for winning a match 27-0

Italian junior soccer coach fired for winning a match 27-0

The president of Invictasauro, Paolo Brogelli, a soccer team from Grosseto, Tuscany has fired the junior soccer coach for a 'disrespectful' win over a rival team, Marina Calcio.

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Brogelli said that the performance of the team was not in line with the attitudes and values that the club believed in. He said that the coach had failed to teach the team the correct values and with the support of the board the coach has been fired.

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“We learned with amazement and regret the score of the match in which our junior team scored 27 goals,” Brogelli said in a statement reported in the Italian press.
“The values of youth team football are antithetical to such a thing.
“The opponent must always be respected and today it has not happened.
"As president I sincerely apologise to the Marina team. Our board has decided, unanimously, to sack (coach) Mr. Riccini.
“Our coaches have a duty to train and, above all, to educate children. This has not happened today.”

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Knowing how to be a good winner is as important as being a good loser, the attitudes and values of sport are supposed to bring people together and at a junior level develop a love for the game. Winning is not the purpose.

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