ROME – Luciano Gaucci, long president of Perugia between the 90s and 2000s, died today in Santo Domingo. ANSA learns it in football environments. Gaucci, 81, had initially gone to the Dominican Republic to escape fraudulent bankruptcy allegations as a result of the bankruptcy of the Umbrian club. After bargaining and taking advantage of a pardon, he remained on the Caribbean island: he had been seriously ill for some time.
Luciano Gaucci, the dispute with Matarrese continues to be popular on YouTube and on social networks.
"I have to tell you four …." Luciano Gaucci was a protagonist of Italian football between the late 90s and the beginning of the following decade. As president of Perugia, he was also the protagonist of one of the 'television performances' that became memorable thanks to the endless YouTube archive.
The verbal – and almost physical – duel of 7 November 1999 with Vincenzo Matarrese, president of Bari, belongs to the memories of all football fans. Online, the various versions of the clash – like the one that proposes the images of Telemontecarlo – continue to collect clicks.
It all starts with Gaucci pressing against the referee Racalbuto, who ignores the president's grievances outside the Renato Curi stadium. To ignite the fuse definitively are the words that Matarrese pronounces from the lineup of the Bari coach: "Gaucci, we are Serie A … Gaucci …". The rest is history (Ansa and AdnKronos sources, YouTube video).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano