They can send me off 25 times – I'll never change, says Di Canio after third dismissal
Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio insists he will not change his ways despite facing FA action after being sent off for the third time this season.
The fiery Italian was ordered to the stands during his side's 1-0 win over Macclesfield after reacting angrily when referee Keith Stroud denied the Robins a free-kick.
Former West Ham and Celtic favourie Di Canio said: 'I did not swear or say any bad words but the referee sent me off because he did not like my body language.
On your way: Paolo Di Canio is sent to the stands against Macclesfield
'I am a passionate man and if I want to wave my arms in the air nobody is going to stop me.
'If the FA charge me I will appeal because if I deserved to be sent off for that I will be in the stands every week.
'If they send me off 25 times it does not matter because I have a great team and we will still win the league.'
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Di Canio, who joined the club following their relegation to the third tier, has steered Swindon into fourth place in the table.
He had a public bust-up with one of his players, Leon Clarke, back in August and was charged by the authorities for racing on to the pitch to celebrate a late winner against Northampton on New Year's Eve.
Di Canio's infamous push on referee Paul Alcock in 1998 earned the then Sheffield Wednesday star an 11-game ban and a 10,000 fine.