The name ‘Cellino’ is rapidly becoming the most infamous family name associated with Italy since the Borgia family rose to prominence during the Renaissance – well they are if you’re a Leeds United fan.
Since Massimo Cellino took over the ownership of Leeds United, he’s hardly covered himself with glory; there have been court cases, sackings of staff and two Football League bans – one being currently contested. This trait of infamy seem to run in the family, his son Edoardo being charged by the FA today over Facebook slurs.
The nature of these exchanges, in which Edoardo and his brother Ercole were caught abusing Leeds United fans on social media, was that the brothers were “abusing supporters online” in what they call “expletive-laden messages on social media,” messages that the Daily Mail say were “dergoatory towards women and the disabled.”
Responding to being both himself and his father being called a “tw*t,” Edoardo first responded with the following,
Edoardo’s response to the abuse is to fire back “sbuciami il cazzo coglione succia,” an altogether not too nice response that doesn’t even bear printing here. After being reprimanded for replying in his native tongue, Edoarado is told quite bluntly to “f**k off home.”
According to the Daily Mail Edoardo was involved in a separate “Facebook spat” with the Italian calling the man a “spastic”, “moron” and telling him to “go f*** yourself.” With increasing impatience at not receiving a reply, Edoardo said, “So you have to think about it before you answer cause you are a spastic?”
The FA have charged Edoardo with misconduct and in a statement released regarding the matter, the wording of which reads:
“Leeds United director Edoardo Cellino has been charged by The FA in relation to comments made on social media.
It is alleged the comments were abusive and/or insulting and/or improper in contravention of Rule E3(1).
It is further alleged that this breach of Rule E3(1) is an “Aggravated Breach” as defined in Rule E3(2), as it includes a reference to disability.
He has until 11 April 2016 to respond to the charge.”