Paolo Di Canio has been suspended as a Sky Italia pundit, according to reports.
The former Sunderland manager has been stood down from his role for being on air while sporting a tattoo which refers to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
Sky Sport Italia have fired Paolo Di Canio, after he was spotted with a Fascist ‘Dux’ tattoo whilst on air. pic.twitter.com/u5ZQVirXH2— West Ham News (@whufc_news) September 14, 2016
It prompted complaints and Di Canio has since been suspended.
Sky Italia executive Jacques Raynard was quoted by a number of national newspapers as saying: "After speaking at length to Di Canio, and despite his professionalism and his expertise regarding football, we have decided together to suspend the partnership."
Paolo Di Canio's Dux tattoo gets an airing during a Sky Italia show pic.twitter.com/L5h8Q1SwLL— Matt Barker (@matthew_barker) September 14, 2016
Di Canio gave a straight-arm fascist salute to Lazio's fans during his playing career, while his appointment as Sunderland boss led to the protest resignation of board member David Milliband.