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Miliband quits club over hiring of Di Canio

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David Miliband has quit his role with Sunderland football club following the appointment of controversial new manager Paolo Di Canio.

The former British foreign secretary, who is stepping down as an MP, last night said he has resigned as vice-chairman and non-executive director of the club due to the Italian's "past political statements".

Di Canio (44) has been accused of fascist views after appearing to give a straight-arm salute to fans while playing for Italian club Lazio.

Irish Independent