Tommaso Casalini, assistant coach of youth soccer for Grosseto in Serie D, was recently fired for his Facebook post which slammed the integrity of climate change young activist Greta Thunberg, according to Fox News. “This whore!” wrote Casalini in his Facebook post. “A 16-year-old can take a pounding, she’s at the right age.” Casalini continued in his post. After his post went viral, Casalini was immediately dismissed by his employer.
In a statement, Grosseto shared that the club fired Casalini for “failing to act in line with the club which focuses on moral values, even more than technical values.” Upon being fired, Casalini immediately issued an apology that was directed toward the young activist. “It was an outburst in a moment of anger against the young Swedish activist with absolutely the wrong language and content I regret,” he said to Grosseto Sport in an effort to share his acknowledgment of his mistake.