June 21, 2007 CSL Gennaro Gatusso appearance at Italia Shooters game (from CSL media release)

Thursday - June 21, 2007
Gatusso here Sunday

AC Milan’s Gennaro Gatusso, one of the most colourful, sometimes controversial, players in Europe, will be at a CSL game on Sunday.

The stocky, hard tackling defensive midfielder with more than 50 appearances for Italy, will be at the Italia Shooters vs. Serbian White Eagles clash at The Soccer Centre this Sunday, June 24 shortly after 6 p.m. and in good time for the 7 p.m. CSL league match kickoff.

Gatusso will sign autographs and fans will see the human, gentle side of a player known to for his physical, chippy style, his tendancy to taunt opposing players and strike out if necessary. On one occasion he removed his shorts in post-match celebration when Italy won the World Cup.

But the former player with Perugia, Rangers of Scotland and Salernitana of Italy, was a standout when Italy won the 2006 World Cup and when his team, AC Milan won the Italian Serie A and UEFA Champions League earlier this year.

This clearly is one of those rare occasions for fans in southern Ontario to meet one of the world’s best players and certainly a player who is a celebrity in his own right.

Tickets for Sunday’s game, call 905 564-4660.

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