Club captain Alessandro Lucarelli has been very vocal once again today, this time hitting out at the lack of support given to him and his teammates by fellow professionals in the current financial mess at Parma. 37 year old Lucarelli told Tele Radio Stereo
“The only colleague who called me was Morgan De Sanchtis to ask what was happening with our situation and express solidarity. In fact, another did call me but the only person who showed up was Morgan”
Lucarelli who has been the key spokesperson for the club and players over the past few weeks also went on to thank Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero today, Ferrero had expressed his sadness at the situation at Parma and had offered to pay for the youth teams trip to Genoa this weekend. Lucarelli tweeted Fererro earlier today, in a tweet that read…
“I wasn’t to thank the president on behalf of the team for the kind words expressed to us”
The club captain also confirmed today that the players will make their own way to Genoa on Sunday in their own cars despite offers of help…
“We thank Genoa for offering us to fund our away game with them, but we’ll do by ourselves, we don’t want to beg money”
The signs of solidarity shown in Italy in light of Parma’s problems have been quite incredible from Inter Milan offering Hernan Crespo’s youth team a spare team coach, to Genoa offering to pay for the trip on Sunday, you wonder if you’d see this in any other league in the world.
Alessandro Lucarelli has conducted himself superbly throughout this whole ordeal, speaking for not only the players but for the familys of staff who haven’t been payed since July 2014, we stand behind you Alessandro and hope we can pull through this together. Grazie Capitano.
By Giovanni Dougall