In full: Di Canio press conference

Paolo Di Canio insisted he was focussing on football rather than politics as he faced the media following his appointment as Sunderland boss.

He refused to answer questions about whether or not he is a fascist, as scrutiny over his political views continues.

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Di Canio row continues

The row over Paolo Di Canio being appointed as the new Sunderland manager continued today because of his links with the Italian Fascist movement.