President of Dunarea Calafat football club, the first team where Gica Popescu played (who is sentenced to three years and a month of prison) gathers signatures so that the former no 2 of the national team should be released from prison. Even an online petition was launched for the amnesty of the former national team captain. “Gica Popescu, one of the symbols of the Romanian football, should not be in prison, along with murderers and rapists! For all the joy he brought to millions of Romanians along his impressive career, Gica Popescu deserves the chance of amnesty. Let us prove we value our icons!” reads the petition, quoted by realitatea.net. In the file of players’ transfers in which Gica Popescu was sentenced, brothers Ioan and Victor Becali were also imprisoned, along with former shareholder at Dinamo and Universitatea Craiova Gigi Netoiu, former Dinamo shareholder Cristi Borcea, former majority shareholder of Rapid George Copos, managing director of Steaua Bucharest Mihai Stoica and former president of Gloria Bistrita club Jean Padureanu.