Sunderland's new manager Paolo Di Canio poses for photographers at Academy of Light in Sunderland, England on April 2, 2013. New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio on April 2 faced a barrage of questions about his support for fascism, after his appointment prompted a club director to quit and outrage among many fans.
Credit: GRAHAM STUART

Paolo Di Canio, 'fascist' manager, takes Sunderland job

  • Lazio forward Paolo Di Canio gestures toward fans after a game against AS Roma at Rome's Olympic Stadium in 2005. English club Sunderland hired Di Canio as coach on March 31, 2013.
    Credit: PAOLO COCCO
  • Paolo Di Canio of Charlton Athletic argues with referee Rob Styles as he receives a yellow card against Leicester City on May 1, 2004 in London.
    Credit: Clive Mason
  • Paolo Di Canio of Sheffield Wednesday, far left, walks off the pitch after he pushed referee Paul Alcock against Arsenal in Sheffield, England on Sept. 26, 1998.
    Credit: Mark Thompson
  • Paolo Di Canio of West Ham receives the Fair Play Award from Paul Gerrard of Everton on March 31, 2001, for his sportsmanlike gesture in a match played earlier in the season when Di Canio caught a ball instead of scoring so Gerrard could receive treatment for an injury.
    Credit: Mike Hewitt
  • Lazio's players Massimo Oddo and Paolo Di Canio, right, protect referee Paparesta after he was hit by a bottle during an Italian Serie A match against AS Roma at Olympic Stadium in Rome Oct. 23, 2005.
    Credit: CARLO BARONCINI
  • Paolo Di Canio of Charlton argues with the referee after a clash left him with a cut to the head at Riverside Stadium on Dec. 13, 2003 in Middlesbrough, England.
    Credit: Mark Thompson
  • Paolo Di Canio of Sheffield Wednesday (left) greets teammate Manuel Agogg before the FA Premier League match against Newcastle United at St James Park in Newcastle, England on Aug. 10, 1997.
    Credit: Stu Forster
  • Lazio's supporters hold a portrait of striker Paolo di Canio during a rally in Rome on July 21, 2006.
    Credit: ANDREAS SOLARO
  • Manager of Swindon Town, Paolo Di Canio, celebrates a goal against Tranmere Rovers at the County Ground on December 21, 2012 in Swindon, England.
    Credit: Jamie McDonald

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