Sunderland's new head coach Paolo Di Canio is giving his first press conference since taking over at the club.
Asked for his initial reaction to being offered the job, he said: "I felt fire in my belly. I would have swam to Sunderland to take the job.'
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio denied he was a racist or fascist after his controversial appointment received fresh criticism.
Yesterday's press conference at Sunderland's Academy of Light training base was illuminating in every way but one.
Paolo Di Canio refused to answer questions on whether he is a fascist but said the controversy surrounding his appointment was "ridiculous."