Cannavaro’s arm

There are rumors that Fabio Cannavaro, captain of the Italian national team, former Juventus defender and at the moment with Real Madrid, is going to win the Ballon d’Or, the most important trophy awarded to footballers in Europe.

He has played a great World Cup last summer in Germany and a more than decent season in Italian Serie A 2005/06.

No one, of course, is worried about him being the filmmaker of a nice video – which can be found on Youtube, check it out, Cannavaro’s doping – shot just before the U.E.F.A. Cup final in 1999, in Moscow, when his former team, FC Parma beated French rivals Marseille 3-0.

Neither anyone is concerned about him having played for controversial Italian team Juventus. He played there and they won two titles, 2004/05 and 2005/06, without knowing that the Scudetto was going to be stripped out of their jerseys and the team relegated to Serie B. Surely someone could object that the players were not responsible for what happened. Problem is that Fabio Cannavaro was one of the players whose signings were the proof of the whole Juve corruption system.

from English newspaper Guardian:

Cannavaro is said to have deliberately underperformed at his former club, Inter, in order to facilitate a move to Juventus

Someone will also remember that Fabio Cannavaro, after the last match he played for Juventus in 2005/2006, a match they thought had brought them to the Italian Scudetto, when interviewed about the occurring scandal, said he doesn’t read newspapers neither watch television.

What’s happening shouldn’t worry too much football fans all over the world, though.

What about Zinedine Zidane being awarded as the most outstanding player of the 2006 World Cup in Germany? Did anyone forget this?


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