• Andrea Pirlo sued Alessandro Palazzolo, a former jeweler from Valenza. The two-year-old Palazzolo spent two years free of charge getting clothes and jewelry in boutiques, pretending to be Pirlo.
According to La Gazzetta della Sport, the police began an investigation after the former player appealed to the court – Pirlo was tired of constant requests from deceived store owners to pay off debts he had no relation to.
• Police discovered that Pirlo’s double had deceived boutique owners in Turin, Brescia and Naples. He constantly asked for discounts and services and worked with an accomplice.
Palazzolo himself never appeared in stores personally – he spoke to the owners or sellers by phone, introducing himself as Andrea Pirlo, and agreed that his assistant would pick up clothes and jewelry. She, in turn, took the packages with the words: “Andrea will take care to pay the bill.” As a result, the fake Andrea, of course, did not pay any bills.
Palazzolo himself never appeared in stores personally – he spoke to
• The scammer also reportedly contacted doctor Pirlo, trying to negotiate “facilitated medical examinations.” In addition, he took out an invitation to a solemn event, posing as a football player’s brother.
• Police of Turin detained Palazzolo and his accomplice due to wiretapping of their telephone conversations and the testimony of salespeople and witnesses. Now fraudsters shine prison terms.
What is Pirlo doing now?
Former Juventus and Milan midfielder ended his career at the end of 2017. In the near future, 40-year-old Pirlo can become a coach – he finishes courses in Coverchano.
During the rest of the time, Andrea is doing what the players who finished their careers usually do:
“I do not miss football. “I found a great moment to complete my career,” the maestro recently admitted. – I work as an expert on TV, but I leave time for myself. I love to be with my family, with friends. I attend coaching courses. In September, I will have to get the latest license, and after that I can already work. ”