There have been a number of Italian soccer players that have worn the shirt number 8 both professionally and non professionally. There have been 6 soccer professional players with the number 8 on their shirt in the last year alone.
Italy national football team play in blue and white.
The Italian National Team home jersey is blue while the away jersey is white. The blue color gives them their nickname, the azzurri.
blue and white; the home shirt is blue and the away one is white
No player has ever been banned from all of soccer for simply removing his shirt. A famous example is Giorgios Katidis, formerly of the Greek national team, who removed his shirt and performed a Nazi salute after scoring a go-ahead goal. He was forever banned from the Greek national team (but not from soccer) for the gesture.