Italians elect former fraudster Tavecchio to presidency despite racist comments

Carlo Tavecchio

By Mark Baber
August 12 – Carlo Tavecchio has been elected as the new president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) despite having caused controversy with racist remarks during his election campaign and having spent 18 months in prison for offences including forgery, tax evasion, falsification of records and abuse of office.

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