PAOLO DI CANIO: I’M A PAGAN! Footy nutcase reveals he’s converted to Druidism
SOCCER hardman Paolo Di Canio has revealed he’s a practising PAGAN.
The Swindon Town boss – famous for pushing referee Paul Alcock on his arse – shocked the world of football by revealing he’ll be performing a druidic ritual in his back garden for the winter solstice.
The bonkers Italian played for Charlton, West Ham, Sheffield Wednesday and Celtic during his time in Britain.
He also played in Italy for Lazio, during which time he continuously got in trouble with the football authorities for his fascist salutes to the right-wing crowd.
But he claims he has now been seduced by the ancient I WAS gutted to see super fit boxer Amir Khan get beaten the other night – he was well and truly robbed.
He didn’t deserve to lose just because of some dodgy refereeing. It had me screaming at my telly!
I love watching a bit of boxing. The bodies on some of those boys are a sight to behold – and I’ve always had a thing for Bolton boy Amir in particular.
Watching him dripping in sweat, smashing his opponents around the ring – it always gets me going.
So cheer up Amir, you can jab me any time! Celtic religion of paganism. Di Canio said: “On December 21st my friend will be coming over and we will celebrate the solstice. I can’t be at Stonehenge because I don’t want to go away between games, so we’ll celebrate the ritual at my home. We have space in the garden.
“We’ll have a bonfire pointed in the right direction, in the pagan tradition with laurel branches.
“It’s important to me because a few years ago I started to feel the energy… something that connects with others in some way.
“I feel that the energy around you is something that can empower you.
“A few years ago I started to appreciate the idea of thinking about mortality every day so that you prepare yourself for death.”
UN-HENGED: A druid healing at Stonehenge