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Prisoner Amazingly Extended His Prison Sentence Just To Meet Francesco Totti

Prisoner Amazingly Extended His Prison Sentence Just To Meet Francesco Totti

Considering how easy it is to head off to the MLS or Chinese Super League towards the end of a player's career, it can be rare to find one-club men. Francesco Totti was an exception after he called it time on his illustrious career at Roma.

Now, the 41-year-old Italian is sharing his experiences from the footballing world in his upcoming biography, Un Capitano (A Captain). Ahead of the book's release this week, the former Roma captain shared a fascinating story.

Credit: Press Association
Credit: Press Association
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Totti was set to visit a Rome prison in Rebibbia back in December 2006 to help raise money for a charity. What the World Cup winner was not expecting was the fact that one prisoner was buzzing about his visit so much that he actually wanted to stay in prison ahead of his release.

Yes, the prisoner put in a request to the prison's governor so he didn't miss out on seeing the footballer.

The funny part is that he was due to be released a week before Totti arrived, but he was happy to stick around for some additional time just to meet him.

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Amazing, no?

Credit: Press Association
Credit: Press Association

"Even if I lived for another 100 years, I'll never again have a chance like this to have my photo taken alongside Totti..." the prisoner said (via WorldSoccer).

Totti won a Serie A title and two Coppa Italia titles with Roma, along with making the most appearances for the club and being their all-time record scorer.

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What an absolute legend.

What did you make of Totti's story?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Football News, Football, Roma, Francesco Totti

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