Lazio had the great-grandson of a historic determine on their matchday squad Sunday because the membership took on Verona in a Serie A match.
The squad introduced Romano Floriani Mussolini onto the membership forward of the match. He’s the great-grandson of the Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and the third baby of Alessandra Mussolini and Mauro Floriani.
Romano Floriani Mussolini determined to make use of each of his surnames when taking part in soccer. He informed Italian media he wasn’t being judged by his final title however as an alternative simply the play on the pitch. He signed with Lazio’s youth squad in February, in response to Reuters.
“Right here at Lazio, I am judged just for the best way I play and never as a result of my surname is Mussolini,” he informed Il Messaggero in February. “I hope I could make my debut for the Primavera someday.”
His mom, Alessandra, informed the Adnkronos press company across the similar time he signed with Lazio that her son has little interest in politics.
“I’ve nothing to touch upon. It’s one thing I want to remain out of. My son needs no kind of meddling in his personal life or selections,” she mentioned, through The Guardian.
The 18-year-old right-back had initially performed for Roma’s youth membership earlier than becoming a member of Lazio earlier within the yr.
Some Lazio followers have been accused of getting far-right hyperlinks. Based on Sky News, the fan membership often called “ultras” have flown banners supporting fascism and in 2005 former participant Paolo Di Canio gave a fascist salute to followers after a win over Roma.
On Sunday, Lazio misplaced to Verona 4-1.