From WSC 228, February 2006

wsc2282 April ~ The appointment of Paolo di Canio as the new Sunderland manager has brought attention to his fascist beliefs. Ex-foreign secretary David Miliband resigned from the Mackems board due to the Italian's "past political statements" and when Di Canio was named Swindon Town manager the GMB union withdrew its sponsorship of the club. Di Canio caused controversy when he gave straight-arm salute after scoring for Lazio, the fallout from which caused a split in the Lazio fanbase and put their chairman in a difficult position, as Matthew Barker explained in WSC 228, February 2006.

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