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Serie A coach fired after headbutting french player

Lecce coach Roberto D’Aversa has been fired after he headbutted Verona striker Thomas Henry following his team’s 1-0 defeat in Serie A on Sunday.

The incident occurred after the final whistle, as Henry was making his way towards the dressing room. D’Aversa ran onto the field and headbutted the French player, sparking a melee between the two teams.

Both Henry and D’Aversa were sent off by the referee.

D’Aversa later apologized for his actions, saying that he had been provoked by the Verona players.

“I went onto the field to prevent my players from being sent off, because there was a lot of provocation from the Verona players in the last minutes of the match and after the final whistle,” he said. “It was not a nice gesture, I recognize that, it is inexcusable and I have explained myself to the people of Verona. But I did not go onto the field to do that.”

Lecce have announced that they have sacked D’Aversa with immediate effect.

The incident has sparked outrage in Italy, with many calling for D’Aversa to be banned from football.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) is investigating the incident and is expected to take disciplinary action against D’Aversa.

This is not the first time that D’Aversa has been involved in controversy.

In 2019, he was fined €10,000 for making racist remarks about a Roma player.

D’Aversa’s firing is a reminder that there is no place for violence or discrimination in football.

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