After living through a nightmare at the end of his sting at Napoli, Fabio Quagliarella finally found his peace as the Italian court settled the case.
It all started in 2009.
Fabio Quagliarella fulfilled his life-long dream to play for the club of his life – Napoli. The striker showed a lot of promise, and he was a well-known face in the city.
However, throughout the whole year, Quagliarella received various threats through mail and text messages talking in detail about his private life.
Nobody knew about this, as Fabio and his family kept the issue out of the public eye.
So, after receiving a threat to move away from Napoli or his family would be murdered, Quagliarella didn’t have much choice.
After he made the move to Napoli’s bitter rival, the fans went mad. Not knowing the reason behind the striker’s move, they started sending out threatening letters to him and his family.
But, three years ago, Quagliarella finally spoke about the details of the events, crying as he did so.
Napoli fans put up a big banner in his next match against Napoli, asking for forgiveness after all this time.
And the person who orchestrated all of this mess was nobody else than the police inspector – Raffaele Piccolo.
Today, Piccolo was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison.
— Everything Napoli (@NapoliAndNaples) October 25, 2019
The footballer isn’t Piccolo’s first victim, as he worked in the same manner with various other influential personalities.
Despite all the obstacles, Quagliarella made a memorable career for himself, appearing 127 times for Sampdoria, scoring 61 goals.
Still, we can’t help but wonder what could’ve been if his prime years weren’t robbed away by a corrupt police officer.
In his only season at Napoli, the Italian scored 11 goals, and perhaps we will get to see him in a sky-blue shirt one more time before his retirement.