Maybe he’s a fascist. Maybe he isn’t.
Whatever the case, Sunderland fans no longer care.
After leading to Black Cats to a massive 3-0 derby away win at St James’ Park, Paolo Di Canio has instantly become a legend for Sunderland fans who are still loving life having humiliated rivals Newcastle.
The most iconic image from Sunderland’s win on Tyneside was Di Canio’s Mourinho-esque knee slide after Sunderland’s second, and that image has now given birth to a brilliant song from the wide-eyed Sunderland supporters.
The lyrics are simple: “Paolo Di Canio, you are the love of my life; Paolo Di Canio, I’ll let you shag my wife; Paolo Di Canio, I want dirty knees too!”