Being linked to Tottenham’s dugout, the Spurs’ fans led a campaign against hiring Gennaro Gattuso while women’s football legend Carolina Morace assures the Italian coach is ‘against any form of discrimination.’
As a result,the Spurs decided to rescind their two-year offer
his failed appointment as
boss ‘hurts more than any defeat’ as he could not defend himself against accusation on social media.
“I don’t even want to talk about it,”
the 43-year-old said.
“It’s useless to add further details, I’ve already forgotten that story, but I can’t do the same with the other one.
“It was a huge disappointment, but I wasn’t described for the way I am and there was nothing I could do. I am sorry I could not defend myself and explain that I am not the person they were talking about in England,” Gattuso said.
“I had to accept a story that hurts more than any defeat or dismissal, in a moment when we don’t want to understand how dangerous the web can be.
“Certain malice comes from Facebook or Twitter, where it is possible to give strength to any falsehood.
“I don’t have social media profiles and I don’t want them, neither [my wife] Monica has.
“Why should I let them insult me for anything? I don’t even have Instagram. I don’t understand, if I drink a bottle of wine, what’s the point of taking a picture to let others know. It’s my business, my children Gabriela and Francesco know it.”
, was among those who defended the 2006 World Cup winner
against sexism accusations. She wrote on Twitter:
“Rino Gattuso and I have been working together at Milan, and, since then, we have never stopped to discuss and share professional ideas and views.
“Gattuso is against any form of discrimination, and is a person with rare gifts. Those who say the contrary do not know him at all.”
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