Italy send Pelle home for disrespect….

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Italy have sent striker Graziano Pelle home after he refused to shake the coach’s hand after being brought off against Spain. The ex-Southampton forward, who now plays in China, was substituted by Giampiero Ventura in the 1-1 draw against Spain on Thursday. But he walked past Ventura and ignored his outstretched hand as he made his way off the pitch for Ciro Immobile. Italy were 1-0 down at the time. “Being part of the national team begins with showing respect for the staff, team-mates and fans,” read an Italian Football Federation statement. “The head coach together with the FIGC has decided to exclude Graziano Pelle due to his disrespectful behaviour.”

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