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Fascism row to the fore as Di Canio faces media

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New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio on Tuesday faced a barrage of questions about his support for fascism, after his appointment prompted a club director to quit and outrage among many fans. 

Sunderland's new Italian football manager Paolo Di Canio poses with a team jersey at the Academy of Light in Sunderland, on April 2, 2013. Di Canio faced a barrage of questions about his support for fascism, after his appointment prompted a club director to quit and outrage among many fans.

The club in northeast England, a former industrial area built on coal mining, ship-building and heavy industry, also provoked the ire of one trade union, which has demanded that they remove its banner from their Stadium of Light ground.

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