Captain of Pistoiese at the time, quoted as saying "Everybody was talking UFOs and we had the experience, we saw them, we saw them directly, for real"
Tuci was captain for the Pistoiese team when the UFO was spotted above the field at Stadio Artemi Franchi just after halftime. Years later he recalled, "It was a beautiful day. At a certain point we realised that the fans were gazing up into the sky. It was spontaneous for us players to stop, too. I saw something like small rings in the distance; what they actually were I really don't know."
Then, at a later interview, he insisted, "In those years everybody was talking about aliens, everybody was talking UFOs and we had the experience, we saw them, we saw them directly, for real. Really I believe so. We were at the stadium and we saw them. It was such a great thing to see. I was spellbound and I was also so, so happy."