The Sun has published a photo of new Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio allegedly at the funeral of an Italian fascist.
The Italian football star reportedly attended the service for extremest Paolo Signorelli in Rome three years ago.
Signorelli had spent eight years in prison after being linked to a terrorist bomb attack which killed 85 people in 1980.
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."