Sky Sports Italia suspend relationship with Paolo Di Canio over "Dux" tattoo controversy

It is not the first time he has courted controversy

BY Raf Diallo 19:01 Wednesday 14 September 2016, 19:01 14 Sep 2016

Paolo Di Canio. Picture by: John Walton / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Sky Sports Italia have suspended their relationship with former West Ham and Celtic striker Paolo Di Canio after presenting a show with a "Dux" tattoo visible.

The tattoo, which represents Italy's former fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, was seen when the former Sunderland manager appeared as a pundit while wearing a short-sleeved shirt.

The tattoo is inked on his right bicep.

The Dux tattoo partially visible on his right bicep. Picture by: GIUSEPPE CALZUOLA / AP/Press Association Images

 

It led to complaints from viewers, leading the TV channel to take action.

"We made a mistake. We apologise for those whose sensibilities were hurt," they said.

Di Canio has previously courted controversy for performing the fascist salute while playing for boyhood club Lazio.

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