Teammates of Concetta ‘Titty’ Astarìta refused to play after she was dropped from pro-integration Afro-Napoli side
From the stands of the Scarfoglio stadium, just outside Naples, fans on Sunday anxiously awaited the teams’ arrival. The game should have begun 15 minutes earlier, but one of the teams had not even entered the changing room. And it never would.
The Afro-Napoli United players were staying off the pitch in protest at the exclusion of their 27-year-old captain and midfielder, Concetta “Titty” Astarìta, by the club’s managers over her decision to run as a member of a political coalition headed by Matteo Salvini’s far-right League in upcoming local elections.