'We're sad about what happened, these things hurt football.' THE WORDS OF GALLIANI, ANCELOTTI, AND NESTA
TURIN - Here are the words of Adriano Galliani, Carlo Ancelotti, and Sandro Nesta from Bergamo:
'There isn't much to say right now. The decision was made by the Chief of Police, it's clearly his decision to make. It's sad, these things certainly hurt football. I don't know what happened to this poor Lazio fan, I don't know the facts so I can't say anything. I don't want to draw any conclusions, I will comment when I know the facts.'
'It's unfortunate what happened. The Chief of Police took this decision and we accepted it. We stood by his decision, which was communicated to us by the referee. We feel bitterness, disappointment. When we came on the pitch, we thought things would go the right way. That's not what happened.'
'All of us players came on the pitch convinced we would play, then unfortunately what happened, happened. The fans of Atalanta tried to break the barriers to have the game suspended and there were no policement on the pitch. Football is the mirror image of what's going on outside the stadiums.'