Death of former footballers: Dino Baggio and Raducioiu want answers

“We must verify the substances we took at the moment. (…) We want to grasp if sure dietary supplements have precipitated us hurt over time. I’m afraid too, this occurred to many gamers.

The declarations of Dino Baggio, one of essentially the most well-known Italian footballers of the 90s, on TV7 precipitated lots of ink to run. First, by the apparent misuse of an expression, nonetheless clarified by himself. In the identical interview, the ex-Juventus, Parma and Lazio participant mentioned that “there may be at all times doping” when, after that, he needed to say one thing else: “I’m sorry for every part. I imply the anti- doping and not doping. In reality, I added that we by no means drink unlawful substances as a result of it’s not potential: there are controls. It is a mistake, power of behavior. We footballers, once we had been examined, mentioned : ‘I’m going to dope once more…’. And I ended up saying “, he clarified this Wednesday in statements to Gazzetta dello Sport.

However, the statements about some components had been maintained by the former participant, who reiterated that the composition of some dietary supplements allowed within the 90s, and taken by gamers to enhance efficiency on the sphere, must be investigated to find out if there may be any affiliation with ailments like people who lately killed Sinisa Mihajlovic (leukemia) and Gianluca Vialli (pancreatic most cancers), contemporaries of Dino Baggio.

Dino Baggio of Parma, the place he performed between 1994 and 2000

“We are speaking about common dietary supplements and some of them are nonetheless bought in pharmacies at the moment. Substances that assist bodily restoration after exertion. On the opposite hand, we can not do with out them: we play 60-70 video games yearly between the League, numerous cups and the nationwide workforce. (…) But I want to know if these dietary supplements may cause sequelae. The common individual wants one or two of every week, however we took a big quantity each day. There is a distinction. My intention is to not trigger controversy, however to have consciousness”, he mentioned.

In the identical dialog with Gazzetta, Dino Baggio reiterated his concern. “Is it nonetheless in my physique, in my tissues? I’m anxious, I admit it. So many deaths, at such a younger age, it is not regular. A severe investigation have to be performed», he identified.

This Wednesday Roberto Mancini, present coach of Italy and former teammate of Vialli in Sampdoria and Dino Baggio within the nationwide workforce, confronted Baggio’s statements, preferring to not elevate the problem. «These issues occur to everybody, even those that don’t play», he mentioned on the sidelines of the presentation of the brand new Squadra Azzurra jerseys.

More controversial is Florin Raducioiu, glory of Romanian soccer who performed a number of seasons in Italy additionally within the 90s, with spells in Bari, Verona, Brescia and Milan. “I took a couple of drops of a pink liquid and additionally some medicines. Now I’ll name the physician who accompanied us to Brescia to know extra about it. To perceive what I took in Milan, Brescia and Verona “, mentioned the former 52-year-old striker on the Orange Sport channel.

“We did not know what we had been taking. We had been instructed it was nutritional vitamins, sugar. They at all times gave us drops of pink liquid on the eve of video games. It jogged my memory fully. And in Milan we took capsules .We must ask why this untimely dying occurred», he concluded.


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