Don’t worry, kids: it’s just acting
Former Italy World Cup star Toto Schillachi is adding to his CV with a role as a mafia boss on Italian TV. The former Messina, Juventus and Inter Milan player is to appear as a killer in the Squadra Antimafia series.
He said: “It’s a world that fascinates me, that of television and film: the role does not matter. Otherwise I do not know what you would think of De Niro.”
Schillachi is due to appear in two scenes, although he is expected to be playing dead for one of them.
The World Cup hero did show some mafioso tendencies on the field. In 1990, he received a one-match ban for threatening to shoot Bologna’s Fabio Poli.