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Italian soccer player to adopt abandoned baby

Italian soccer player to adopt abandoned baby
Italian soccer player Antonio Floro Flores was so touched by the story of a baby left on a train near Naples that he offered to adopt the boy. (Lancia / EPA)

Italian soccer player Antonio Floro Flores already has three children. So, he figured, what's one more?

Floro Flores, who plays for Serie A club Sassuolo, was so touched by the story of a baby left on a train near Naples that he contacted authorities and offered to adopt the boy after efforts to find the parents failed.

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Authorities say the boy was only three or four days old when he was found hidden in a bag placed under the seats of a train traveling from Naples to Avellino.

Floro Flores insists he's not a hero, just a human.

"After seeing the profile of little Francesco, we followed what our hearts told us," he wrote on Twitter.

"Before being a player I am a father. I'm certainly not a hero. We are going through the regular procedures."

Floro Flores, a forward, has five goals and two assists in 27 games for Sassuolo, which is danger of relegation from Serie A.

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