Money can’t buy Cristiano Lucarelli. The Livorno striker, who has become the Italian Serie A league’s top scorer with 22 goals, knows that with fame and fortune comes social responsibility. A resolute socialist, Lucarelli recently visited a Livorno school where he gave lessons to pupils on the problem of racism in football stadiums.
Lucarelli said of his recent social activities,
“I have never been scared of expressing my opinions. I don't like the stereotype of football players only thinking about expensive cars and watches. Everybody is free to do what they want, but I'm not like that at all. I think the most important thing is to be comfortable with yourself and with your own decisions. The value of a person is not decided by the goals he can score.”