Club sacked coach for winning 27-0 over Marina Calcio

European News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 20/11/2019

The Italian club Invictasauro have sacked coach Massimiliano Riccini for winning 27-0 over Under-18 side Marina Calcio, he wasn't even on the wrong end of it.

Invictasauro's junior coach Massimiliano Riccini was slammed by the club's president Paolo Brogelli for being disrespectful and humiliating the last-placed side in the league, Marina Calcio, with the 27-0 score at the weekend.

Marina Calcio struggled to compete in the game as the team suffered series of injury and had to field an outfield player as a goalkeeper who went on have a day to forget in goal but the sporting director Tiberio Pratesi said the entire team was disrespected by their opponents and called for an apology from Invictasauro’s management.

Following the complaint, Invictasauro president Paolo Brogelli issued an official statement confirming that Riccini has been relieved from his position via ESPN.

"We were stunned and deeply regretful when hearing that our Juniores team had beaten Marina Calcio 27-0,” Brogelli said.

"The values of youth team football are antithetical to such a thing. The opponent must always be respected and that did not happen today.

"As president, I sincerely apologise to the Marina club. I announce that our directors decided, unanimously, to sack coach Riccini.

"Our coaches have the duty to train young players, but above all to educate them. That did not happen today.”