Pietro Chiodi’s book, “Dalla Curva Sud al Paradiso”, focused on the world of football and the author’s activity as a prosecutor, was presented today in Rome at the prestigious headquarters of Palazzo Morgagni. The story highlights the sporting spirit and the great passion underlying the life of every true fan, and reveals the “behind the scenes” of the transfer market, seen through the relationship with the players and coaches that Chiodi represented and met along the way. the professional path. The preface of the book was written by Claudio Ranieri, assisted in the past by Chiodi himself: “Pietro immediately seemed like a serious boy, always present. Friendship came spontaneously, I’m a closed type, who doesn’t always open up to everyone , and he struck me for this, said Ranieri who then added “both Pietro and I are in love with Rome and Rome, and we do everything to make it appear beautiful in the eyes of the people. ” Among the guests also Eusebio Di Francesco, his son Federico and the president of Federbasket Gianni Petrucci.The proceeds from the sale of the volume will be donated to Susan G. Komen Italia, the non-profit voluntary organization which has been working since 2000 in the fight against breast cancer.
Chiodi was also the one who brought Eusebio Di Francesco to the Roma bench. During the presentation of the book, there was talk of how Chiodi brought Di Francesco to yellow and red: “At the beginning it was just a fantasy. It opened up when the wind changed, with the arrival of Monchi and Baldini. As I say in the book: if someone can imagine things, they can also do them”. Pietro’s life is almost a film: his parents worked at the Gemelli hospital, and at the age of 18 he won a competition to work in that hospital. There he met Gianni Petrucci, manager of Roma at the time, “who gave me my first ticket for the grandstand of the Olimpico”, says Chiodi. That was Chiodi’s opportunity to enter the world of Rome and become a prosecutor, one of the many episodes recounted in the book. Also present at the event was Riccardo Masetti, director of the integrated center of breasts at the A. Gemelli Polyclinic of the Catholic University, founder of the Susan G. Komen Italia association and a huge fan of Roma. “Peter is proof that if you do good, good comes back to you”.