Direct call: Roma coach phones tribune for help
Was he ordering a pizza? Or perhaps simply checking in with his
family at home?
It was a curious moment when new Roma coach Rudi Garcia was seen
talking on his cell phone as he sat on the bench during the first
half of a 2-0 win over Livorno in his Italian league debut
Afterward, Garcia explained that he was simply talking with an
assistant coach up in the tribune, a habit he developed with Lille
in the French league.
However, the call could be judged as a breach of Serie A rules
and earn the Frenchman a fine.
Garcia says he used his phone because a two-way radio wasn’t
Told of the rules, he said ”Well then it seems it’s different
here from France.”