“Twelve years ago I made a big mistake. One of those that change your life. I had everything. I was the captain of Palermo, I did the job I had always dreamed of doing since I was a child and the people of Palermo made me feel at home . I have always preferred silence. I have read everything but I have never replied “.
Thus begins a long post on Instagram in which Fabrizio Miccoli, former captain of Palermo, definitively convicted of extortion aggravated by the mafia method, takes a stand on his legal events and on the sentence recorded during an interception on judge Giovanni Falcone. “When you are a footballer in Serie A you have a lot of attention – continues Miccoli – many people want a piece of you. Many know you but you don’t know anyone. You don’t know who you can trust. In reality I made more than one mistake. the first was to always be available to everyone. The second was to use the wrong words, which I never thought and never will think. Often when you are at the top you feel invincible, instead you are only human. I apologized for those long ago words and I do it again. ”
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On the sentence of three years and six months, Miccoli, now released from prison and in probation, writes that he never shared it “because I felt distant and far from that world, but – he stresses – I respected it by presenting myself spontaneously the following day in a maximum security prison, again by choice of mine, to serve my sentence. One day in there it seems infinite, 6-7 months an eternity. The greatest sentence – observes the former football player – I obvious in these 12 years, every day, in seeing myself approached to something that I am not and that does not belong to me. A few weeks ago I returned to freedom. I do not ask to be understood, I do not ask that what happened is forgotten. this is what I want to achieve with this letter. I just want, after 12 long years, to clarify my position, to have my own instead of having others say it “.
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Miccoli thanks the family, the lawyers Antonio Savoia and Giulia Solenni and “my fans who in recent years have not asked for explanations, have supported me and showed a love and affection that I never would have thought”. “I am almost 43 years old and – he concludes – I hope to recover and show the real Fabrizio Miccoli”.
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