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Like most people who have spoken out about Italian players involved in illegal betting, Eddie Howe was indulgent. Speaking to BBC Sport about Sandro Tonali, the Newcastle United manager showed understanding for his colt. For him, Sandro Tonali is human, and humans make mistakes.
“It was a total surprise for me and for everyone. These are things that, when you have this job, can happen. My first thought was to make sure Sandro was okay. It’s been a very difficult time for him. Players are human. It would be a mistake to look at them any other way. Like all of us, they have weaknesses and vulnerabilities. These things happen and can be difficult,” said Eddie Howe.