Bergomi disqualified for 20 days after a youth football match: "I made a mistake"

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Bergomi disqualified for 20 days after a youth football match: "I made a mistake"

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Beppe Bergomi has to deal with a disqualification of just under a month. The former world champion defender born in 1963 was punished by the regional sports judge of Lombardy for an episode that occurred during a youth amateur match in which he was the protagonist as a coach.

The “uncle” who has long been one of the well-known faces of Sky, where he works as a commentator, is the coach of an under team, namely the International Academy . And during a match on March 3, Bergomi was punished for having “pushed” an opposing manager. In the official press release from the sports judge we read that Bergomi “warned during the match, at the end of the match he was banned for having pushed an opposing manager”.

The sports judge's statement

The sports judge's statement

The former Inter defender will have to sit out for around 20 days and therefore until March 20th due to the events that occurred in the match against Alcione, which they lost 2-0. Despite the friendship between the two clubs, as reported by Repubblica which referred to the news of those present, things took a particular turn. The referee initially warned Bergomi, who then showed a bit of nervousness with an opposing manager . It's not clear what triggered Bergomi.

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The winner of the 1982 World Cup would have commented on the episode only to the microphones of Il Giorno, after he denied the allegations to Repubblica, revealing: ” I want to apologize for what happened, and I do so towards all those who know me, my guys, the boy with whom I had an argument. I made a mistake and I don't back down from my responsibilities also because in the many years that I have been coaching it is the second expulsion, the first in amateur youth championships . On the previous occasion it was a Beretti final with Inter”.

And then again: ” We talk to the sports psychologist about values, and this is also why I have to set an example. I'm over 60, I apologize to the boy from Alcione and I should have stayed in my place. But we are all human beings” .

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