Fourth-division Italian soccer club Grosseto fired youth coach Tommaso Casalini this week after he called 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg a “whore” who “can take a pounding” in a Facebook comment, according to Football Italia.
Here’s a screenshot of Casalini’s comment:
Translation: “This whore! A 16-year-old can take a pounding, she’s at the right age!”
Grosseto immediately removed Casalini from his role as an assistant for the Giovanissimi A, one of the club’s youth teams, saying in a statement that the coach was let go for “not acting in line with the club, who focus on moral values even more than technical values.”
Casalini later issued an apology to regional sports website Grosseto Sport, where he acknowledged his fuck-up:
I would like to publicly apologize to everyone, starting with Greta Thunberg, for the post I wrote on Facebook last week, containing the phrase: “This whore! A 16-year-old can take a pounding, she’s at the right age.”
It was a post written in a moment of anger against the young Swedish activist, with absolutely the wrong language and with content that I regret. I have never thought or could never really think about those things, especially with regards to a minor.
However, when one makes a mistake, it is right that one takes responsibility for that mistake, so I willingly accept the decision of U.S. Grosseto to remove me from my role as assistant coach of the Giovanissimi A, and I apologize to the club for the obvious embarrassment provoked by my gesture
While Casalini may have typed his way out of the coaching industry, he should have no trouble finding a gig over at Fox News.