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Gennaro Gattuso’s Prematch Routine Is Not What You’d Expect

Spotted on Eleven Devils:

Simon Kuper in the Financial Times

Gennaro Gattuso, the Italian footballer…reportedly prepares for matches by reading Dostoevsky on the toilet…a rare modern sportsman to stick to primitive ritual.

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Gennaro Gattuso’s Prematch Routine Is Not What You’d Expect

by Brian Phillips · February 13, 2009

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