Palermo boss Rossi denies hooking Miccoli for losing it against Lecce

Palermo boss Delio Rossi has explained hooking Fabrizio Miccoli after he scored against Lecce yesterday.

Palermo boss Delio Rossi has explained hooking Fabrizio Miccoli after he scored against Lecce yesterday.

Miccoli equalised before half-time with a wonderful free kick and not only did he not celebrate, but he seemed distraught and was replaced at the break.

“No, the substitution was entirely down to a technical decision,” assured Palermo Coach Rossi after the 4-2 victory.

“At the end of the first half he seemed a little static and I decided to change him. Obviously playing in Lecce is not a game like every other for Fabrizio, but he did his part. If he wasn’t prepared for that, then I would not have fielded him.”

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