Fabio Cannavaro has revealed another anecdote from Faustino Asprilla’s colourful career, claiming he used to eat the paper with his list of fines on while at Parma.
The Colombian forward enjoyed two spells at Parma, firstly between 1992-96 before returning for a second stint for one more season in 1998.
And Cannavaro, who was reflecting on his own time at Parma as he started out on his fine career, has revealed the cheeky way Asprilla used to avoid paying up when he was branded with a fine.
Faustino Asprilla played 150 times for Parma during two spells with the club in the 1990s
‘I joined Parma when I was very young and the team back then really did play to win,’ Cannavaro told Sky Sport Italia.
‘I remember that Lorenzo Minotti, as captain, would write down all the fines that players had to pay for things they’d done wrong.
‘When it was Asprilla’s turn to pay up, he stood up and ate the piece of paper with the list of fines.’
Asprilla won two UEFA Cups, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, one European Super Cup and one Coppa Italia at Parma.
Between his spells at Parma, Asprilla played for Newcastle for two years, where he scored 18 goals in 60 appearances.
He quickly became a cult hero at Newcastle, emerging as a key performer for Kevin Keegan’s ‘Entertainers’.
Between his two spells at Parma, Asprilla became a cult hero in England for Newcastle