Video: The horror tackle Mauro Camoranesi is paying for, 16 years on

Posted by - August 11, 2010 - Birmingham, Football videos, Italy, South America

Italian international forced to payout for X-rated tackle

Juventus midfielder Mauro Camoranesi has been order to pay a $50,000 indemnity to an opponent he injured with a gruesome tackle in 1994.

The Argentine-born Italy World Cup winner was still a teenager – and his famous ponytail was just a twinkle in his eye – when he left the leg of Alvarado’s Roberto Pizzo dangling in all sorts of directions with an awful studs up challenge while playing for Aldosivi.

A court has now ordered the payout to Pizzo, who endured surgery and a long period of rehabilitation after the injury.

The ruling said: “Although it’s not possible to describe Camoranesi’s action as deliberately intentional, it was incredibly clumsy … abnormal and avoidable.”

OTP can’t decide whether Camoranesi begins wretching after seeing the injury he has inflicted or if he is feigning that he himself was injured in the challenge.

Either way, he is widely tipped to join Birmingham City over the next couple of days.

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