Extractions: Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich is suffering from severe clinical depression and has been admitted to the depression unit of a medical facility for treatment, it has been revealed. The Australian - who has made only a handful of appearances for the Stamford Bridge first team - was caught up in allegations that he had tested positive for a Class A drug over the weekend. It was claimed that Chelsea had only been informed of the positive test at the end of last week and that a B sample has yet to be analysed. The FA refused to confirm or deny whether a test had been carried out on Bosnich - but if the allegations are proven he faces a lengthy ban. A statement released by the former Aston Villa and Manchester United player's management company, SEM, read: 'Mark Bosnich has been diagnosed as suffering from severe clinical depression. 'On medical advice, he was admitted to a depression unit of a medical facility to obtain treatment for that depression.
Extractions: (CraigPrentis/Allsport) Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, said: 'It's not always easy for an individual.' He added on Sky Sports News: 'Mark Bosnich has problems and has accepted that and it's up to everyone to understand that and accept he's been big enough to admit himself into a clinic.' The 30-year-old goalkeeper was caught up in claims at the weekend that he had tested positive for cocaine. And last night a statement released to the Press Association from the player's management company, SEM, read: 'Mark Bosnich has been diagnosed as suffering from severe clinical depression. 'On medical advice he was today admitted to a depression unit of a medical facility to obtain treatment for that depression.
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Extractions: About Us Print Version XML Feed PDA ... Main var zflag_nid="305"; var zflag_cid="169/1"; var zflag_sid="104"; var zflag_width="300"; var zflag_height="250"; var zflag_sz="9"; January 09, 2005 Say it ain't so, Paolo Italian soccer star Paolo Di Canio has caused a stir by giving what looks like a fascist salute after scoring a goal against his team's arch-rival, Roma. Di Canio plays for Lazio, a Roman team that Mussolini supported and that continues to have fascist and racist elements (called "ultras") among its fans. In fact, a number of European countries have at least one important soccer team with a political orientation similar to Lazio. That's Europe for you. Di Canio is an interesting case. He has a long record of misconduct, most of which occurred when he played in England and Scotland. He once pushed a referee to the ground (although the referee probably should have given himself a yellow card for the way he embellished his fall). However, Everton fans have a soft spot for Di Canio (as we do for so many miscreants). In the final minutes of a match against West Ham, Di Canio had the goal at his mercy after the Everton goal keeper had suffered a horrible injury. Di Canio elected to kick the ball out play, thus denying West Ham the victory. Fascist politics don't seem to be present in the English game. A notable exception occurred about five years ago when Australian goal keeper Mark Bosnich gave a fascist salute to the Tottenham Hotspur crowd. Spurs is a London team with a huge Jewish following.