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The Durham Miners Association says it hopes it's banner will remain at the Stadium of Light now that the new Sunderland Manager Paolo Di Canio has said he is not a fascist.
The group had threatened to remove the banner after Di Canio's appointment.
The North East-based campaign organisation 'Show Racism The Red Card' says it accepts at face value the statement by Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio, in which he denies being a fascist, and now want to draw a line under the issue.
Sunderland's new manager Paolo Di Canio released a statement clarifying his political views after four days of speculation.
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Asked whether he still considers himself a fascist, Paolo Di Canio says: "I don't have to answer any more this question, there was a very good statement from the club".
"I don't want to talk any more about politics ... I'm not in the House of Parliament," he adds.
A press officer is cutting off any further questions on the subject.
Sunderland's new manager Paolo Di Canio has taken his first training session at the club since his appointment on Wednesday.
The session happened before the Italian released a statement saying he was "not a racist" and did "not support the ideology of fascism."
Sunderland's new manager Paolo Di Canio has released a statement on the club's official website where he says "I am not a racist and I do not support the ideology of fascism."
Anti-fascism campaigners have called for Paolo Di Canio to publicly retract comments about his political views.
Unite Against Fascism's joint national secretary, Weyman Bennett, said his appointment was "an insult" to the people of Sunderland:
Paolo Di Canio is telling reporters: "With my energy I am sure we can get something from the next seven games.
"I hope my ways give the team more confidence on the pitch."
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Yesterday's press conference at Sunderland's Academy of Light training base was illuminating in every way but one.