Di Canio refused to answer questions on the subject of his views on Tuesday in the light of his 2005 interview with an Italian news agency in which he described himself as "a fascist, but not a racist".
The column on the BBC website billed Di Canio as "one of football's most controversial and colourful characters" and was written by the former Swindon boss between August 2012 and last month, with his political views already well publicised.
But the corporation have now moved to deny that they paid the Italian, distancing themselves from the column.
A BBC spokesperson said: "In his role as manager of Swindon Town, Paolo Di Canio was one of the most well known and respected football figures outside the Premier League and it was in this capacity that he was used as a columnist for the BBC Sport website.
"He did not receive a fee for the columns."