you’re sacked!


on June 20, 2002

You’ve gotta laugh!  Italian Serie A club Perugia have decided not to renew the contract of Ahn Jung-Hwan, the South Korean midfielder whose golden goal knocked Italy out of the World Cup. 

picPerugia chairman Luciano Gaucci linked the non-renewal of Ahn Jung-Hwan’s contract to his role in Italy’s defeat.

“That gentleman will never set foot in Perugia again,” club chairman Luciano Gaucci told sports’ daily La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He was a phenomenon only when he played against Italy.

“I am a nationalist and I regard such behaviour not only as an affront to Italian pride but also an offence to a country which two years ago opened its doors to him.

“I have no intention of paying a salary to someone who has ruined Italian soccer.”


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