“I dedicate this goal to the families of the children who were killed in America. My joy at scoring was tempered by the tragedy that befell these families. What I did today, I did for them.” – Antonio Nocerino after AC Milan’s 4-1 win over Pescara.
Huge kudos to Antonio Nocerino for this selfless gesture and as far as we know, the Italian midfielder was the only professional footballer to publicly announce such a statement over the weekend after the tragic events at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown on Friday.
Nocerino opened the scoring against Pescara in the first minute of the Serie A match, setting the Rossoneri off to a comfortable victory.
Footage of Nocerino’s post-match interview, where he talks of the Newtown shootings, can be seen on the first video below – with English voice over. The second video is of the goal itself.
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