The great-grandson of Italy’s late dictator that is fascist Mussolini hopes he will not be judged by his name after being called up for the youth team at Serie A club Lazio.
Romano Floriani Mussolini, 18, has been part of the squad for Lazio’s Under-19 ‘Primavera’ team for the past two matches, including their loss that is 2-0 to on Saturday.
“Here at Lazio i am judged just for just how we perform and never because my surname is Mussolini,” Romano told paper Il Messaggero.
“I wish I am able to make my first for the Primavera 1 day.”
Romano may be the 3rd youngster of Alessandra Mussolini and spouse Mauro Floriani, and great-grandson of Benito Mussolini, who was simply prime minister of Italy from 1922 to 1943 after a coup that is fascist
Alessandra is a former member of the European Parliament for Forza Italia.
The 18-year-old defender is currently completing his year that is last at St George British Global class in Rome, which will be near to Lazio’s training ground.
A minority of Lazio fans, referred to as “ultras”, have actually links towards the far appropriate. Lots of ads pride that is expressing the fascist movement have been flown at the Stadio Olimpico’s Curva Nord over the years.
In 2005, club icon Paolo Di Canio gave a salute that is fascist Lazio fans into the Curva Nord after playing in a derby victory against town competitors AS Roma.
After getting a ban, Di Canio ended up being reported to possess stated “we have always been a fascist, maybe not a racist”. He’s got because said he had been misquoted.
It is ambiguous whether Romano has finalized a contract that is professional Lazio. The club had been unavailable for remark whenever contacted by Reuters.