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Parma squad urges Ghirardi to rethink resignation

Parma's players have urged president Tommaso Ghirardi to reconsider his resignation.

Following the Crociati's expulsion from the Europa League for an unpaid tax bill, the club's chief revealed on Friday that he would be putting the team up for sale.

But the players released an open letter supporting Ghirardi:

"Dear President,

"This is your team speaking. These are sad days for all of us, for the whole city. They took away a dream. A dream that we built day after day, with sweat and sacrifice.

"We understand the bitterness, the delusion, the sorrow after being betrayed by the institutions…

"But as men of the pitch, not of the court, we can only start over in one way - transform this injustice into anger and this anger in new energy.

"We are ready to start over the race for a goal which we deserved on the pitch this year, and which is the outcome of a project of which you are the architect. But to do so we need you, your passion, your honesty!


"Your team."

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