The house of Italian soccer legend Paolo Rossi was burgled throughout his funeral on Saturday, Italy’s ANSA information company has reported.
Rossi, who helped Italy win the 1982 World Cup with six objectives within the event, died aged 64 on Thursday and his funeral passed off in Vicenza on Saturday morning.
ANSA stated that his spouse Federica Cappelletti returned to their home close to the Tuscan village of Bucine afterwards and located it had been damaged into and valuables stolen.
Italian nationwide day by day Gazzetta dello Sport stated that she got here again from the service to seek out the home ransacked.
A watch, jewelry and a few money had been among the many objects taken, in line with Italian media.
Memorabilia linked to Rossi’s profession had not been taken, nevertheless.
The household lived on a farm that they had transformed right into a vacationer complicated close to a preferred magnificence spot, which was well-known and extensively reported.
The break-in has been reported to police and an investigation is going down.
Earlier on Saturday, Paolo Rossi’s former teammates served as pallbearers as his coffin was taken into the cathedral in Vicenza.
Solely 300 folks had been allowed inside due to coronavirus restrictions however 1000’s had paid their respects to Rossi within the previous days in a viewing room on the Stadio Menti in Vicenza.
His former teammate Antonio Cabrini stated through the service: “I have not misplaced only a teammate however a good friend and a brother. Collectively we fought, received and generally misplaced, at all times getting again up after disappointments.
“We had been a part of a gaggle, that group, our group…I already miss you, your comforting phrases, your quips and your silly jokes.”
When he received the World Cup, Rossi had returned from a suspension following a betting scandal in 1980.
He later labored as a commentator in his house nation.
Rossi’s teammates from the successful World Cup squad carried the coffin into the cathedral, led by Marco Tardelli and accompanied by Rossi’s son, Alessandro.
Rossi’s blue shirt from the World Cup was laid on high of the coffin.
Different Italian greats Roberto Baggio and Paolo Maldini additionally attended, as did the president of the Italian soccer federation.
Rossi’s physique was on account of be cremated on Sunday.
A minute’s silence will happen earlier than all Serie A matches this weekend and gamers will put on a black armband.