LIVORNO, Italy - Was he ordering a pizza? Or perhaps simply checking in with his family at home?
It was a curious moment when new Roma coach Rudi Garcia was seen talking on his cellphone as he sat on the bench during the first half of a 2-0 win over Livorno in his Italian league debut Sunday.
Afterward, Garcia explained that he was simply talking with an assistant coach up in the tribune, a habit he developed with Lille in the French league.
However, the call could be judged as a breach of Serie A rules and earn the Frenchman a fine.
Garcia says he used his phone because a two-way radio wasn't working.
Told of the rules, he said "Well then it seems it's different here from France."
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