While on a recent trip to Italy I noticed the headline to the left on La Stampa’s front page which reads “Heartless Garrone.” It’s my surname so it really jumped out. Sadly I have no known connection to this Garrone, Riccardo Garrone. It’s doubly unfortunate because Riccardo is the president of Sampdoria, one of Genoa’s first tier soccer teams. If we were family I’d hope to have prime seats. Plus he’s the head of one of Italy’s major petroleum companies so he also has the benefit of being dirty rich. The article is about a contract dispute Riccardo Garrone is having with one of his stars, Antonio Cassano, something that still hasn’t been resolved.
Oh heartless Garrone!