The Dictator’s Son: Taking a look back at the bizarre, questionable footballing career of Al-Saadi Gaddafi

The Dictator’s Son: Taking a look back at the bizarre, questionable footballing career of Al-Saadi Gaddafi

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #16

For almost every football fan not born with the ability to grace professional football, there still exists the dream of one day representing their boyhood club by some strange, unexpected circumstance. Regardless of the lack of necessary footballing talent, we all still dream of being given the chance to pull on that hallowed shirt and scoring the goal that rights our name into the annals of club history.

Yet, it remains just that: a dream. An unrealistic hope that won’t ever be realised. Some fans rationalise it with ‘what if’ scenarios that have hamstrung their football career – the childhood injury that cost them their Premier League future. Others simply accept their inability to play at the necessary standard for professional football.

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Italian football pundit Luciano Passirani sacked for on-air racist remarks

Italian football pundit Luciano Passirani sacked for on-air racist remarks

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Italian football has been marred with racism issues for much of the start of this new football campaign, overshadowing what has been an exciting start to the new Serie A season.

The ongoing, reprehensible environment towards black players in Italy has shown little sign of improving, with fans groups from clubs issuing condemnable statements and a continued inaction from Italian football governing bodies.

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Australia 1-2 Italy; Stoppage time winner earns Italy surprise victory

Australia 1-2 Italy; Stoppage time winner earns Italy surprise victory

Italy scored a last-gasp winner to complete a fight back from a goal behind against Australia, coming out 2-1 winners in their opening 2019 Women’s World Cup match in Valenciennes.

In one of the tournament’s finest contests so far, Australia took the lead through a penalty – Sam Kerr missed the initial spot kick, but was on hand to sweep home the rebound.

However, Italy showed their resilience and fought back in the second half, with Juventus star Barbara Bonansea scoring both goals. Either side of Bonansea’s equaliser, Italy also saw two more goals disallowed – correctly – for offside by VAR.

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