Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Dirty, Cheating Italians


With the start of the World Cup just nine days away, I've been trying to work up some animosity towards the first round opponents of the U.S., which isn't easy. I mean, how can you feel any ill will towards the Czech Republic or Ghana? What have they ever done to piss anyone off? I guess I could be greedy and berate the Czechs for not providing the world with even more Petra Nemcovas and Eva Herzigovas, but I'm just not working myself into a lather here, to be honest.

So thank God for the Italians. The dumb, dirty, cheating pretty boy Italians. I'm fairly certain that unless you're actually Italian, you're not a fan of the team and, more than likely, derive some joy out of its failures. Like in the final of EURO 2000 when they were seconds away from the title only to see France score an equalizer in the dying moments and then win in extra time. Yeah, that was funny. Or in the 2002 World Cup when they were ousted after the ref did everything in his power to help South Korea, which was playing on home soil. That was even funnier. Or when Roberto Baggio his missed his penalty kick against Brazil in 1994. Or when the Swedes and Danes conspired against them. It's always hysterical.

Point is, it's easy to dislike Italy. Why is this the case? Well, let's count the ways.

1) They're boring.

The first thing you think of when discussing Italian soccer is usually their penchant for playing arguably the most defensive, you-ain't-scoring-on-us soccer on the planet. Give them a 1-0 lead and you can rest assured that all eleven players are going to be behind the ball for the rest of the match come hell or high water. Give them a 2-0 lead and if their striker crosses midfield into the opposing half of the pitch, somewhere a pig will take flight.

The sad part is that, when so inclined, the Italians actually can play attractive, free-flowing soccer. They can be creative. They can be a joy to watch. When so inclined. Unfortunately, such occasions occur about as often as Ricky Williams passing a piss test. It's in their nature, in their blood, to hang back and, basically, play a game of chicken to see which team cracks first and allows that one dreaded goal, and if Italy scores that goal, the game will ultimately end 1-0, most likely. Sure, this philosophy has served the Italians well for a long time, but few teams are more sleep-inducing.

2) They cheat.

As even non-soccer fans have probably heard, the entire Italian soccer league is under the huge, dark cloud of a match-fixing scandal at the moment. The details are too boring and, of course, too nauseating to delve into, but, ultimately, the fallout should result in Italian soccer being rocked to the core.

Or maybe not.

You see, this is actually nothing new to the greasy, sneaky Italians. In fact, one of their greatest ever World Cup heroes, Paolo Rossi, was also an infamous cheat. Hell, the Italians thrive on being underhanded and corrupt. It's what they do. They wouldn't be Italian if they weren't fucking someone over.

The last time Italy had the shroud of a scandal overhead heading into a World Cup was in 1982. Star forward Rossi was in the center of - you guessed it - a match-fixing scandal and was coming off what was supposed to be a three-year ban from the game, which was mysteriously lifted only weeks before the World Cup by an Italian team that apparently thought he was punished enough. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.


Paolo Ross, the typical Italian: a cheater and a hero. All at once.

Rossi ought to have been entering the final 12 months of a three-year ban during the finals. Implicated in a betting scandal then considered the worst in Italian soccer, it involved charges against 33 players, three club presidents and two gamblers. Accused of fixing a game for a syndicate after being overheard to say to an opponent "2-2, if you want..." before scoring twice for Perugia in a 2-2 draw with Avellino in 1980, Rossi protested his innocence throughout and was not found guilty by the Italian courts. Allegations his lawyers had offered hush money to a prosecution witness were never substantiated.

But Italy scoring only 11 goals in eight qualifying games meant Rossi's misdemeanours were suddenly seen in a more forgiving light as the finals approached. Conveniently, his suspension was lifted five weeks before the country's first game in Spain, leaving the former pin-up of the Italian game relieved but also concerned he would be the face of the wanted posters in the event of the country failing.

What happened? Rossi ended up leading the 1982 World Cup with six goals and Italy won the final. Of course.

Many American fans are now holding out hope that the current scandal will have a negative effect on the Italians' World Cup campaign, but I'm not so sure. Come on, they're Italians! If anyone can shake off their shady misdeeds and not even worry about the embarrassment of having been caught - or even wear it as a badge of honor - it's a bunch of pretty boy Italians who are to being corrupt what the Irish are to being drunks. I doubt the current scandal affects Italy much. In fact, they're probably thinking of new refs to bribe next season as we speak.

3) They're pretty boys.

By and large, the Italian team is usually comprised of a collection of dudes who look like they're straight out of a Gap ad. Seriously. The likes of Francesco Totti and Gianluigi Buffon are so pretty I'm almost attracted to them. As a teenager, I was forced to question my burgeoning sexuality every time I watched the legendary but now retired Paolo Maldini play. (Oh, come on, the dude was attractive.) Shit, I'm sure most any Italian soccer player - all by himself - pulls more tail than an entire roster of Minnesota Vikings on a cruise ship.

4) They bitch. Incessantly.

Italian players tend to flop around looking for calls, fight with opponents, whine, bitch, moan, and bicker with refs more than Naomi Cambell functioning on no sleep. In other words, they're prima donnas and aren't afraid to whine constantly to prove it. They're obviously comfortable with being insufferable bitches. Which is admirable, I suppose, in a way.

If anyone sums up the typical Italian player, it's Totti, whose most famous moment on the field came at EURO 2004 when he spit directly in the face of a Denmark player and it was caught on film and instantly zoomed to all corners of the globe. Like I said, whiny bitches. All of them.


Totti spits in the face of Denmark's Christian Poulsen. An Italian being an asshole. Gee, shocking.

5) Italian fans are horrible.

Have you watched many games from the Italian league? If not, don't worry. Neither do many Italians, apparently. It's amazing that despite being one of the most powerful leagues in the world, attendance is often awful. Turn on any game from Italy, even a game featuring mega clubs such as Juventus or AC Milan, and you'll most likely see plenty of empty seats. This is in stark contrast to the leagues in England or Spain or France or anywhere else in the world, really, where seats are harder to come by than a Barry Bonds fan. Hell, watch old tapes of the 1990 World Cup, which was played in Italy, and even then empty seats were abundant at many games. That's just pathetic. Pathetic! Italian supporters are the Atlanta Braves fans of the world. No heart. No soul.

Even worse, racism is rampant among Italian fans, who have been known to greet black players with bananas and monkey howls. Despicable fucks.

6) Paolo di Canio.

This asshole, who celebrates goals with a fascist salute, makes John Rocker look warm and fuzzy.

7) They're dirty.

Watch any Italian game and you're certain to see several heinous, filthy fouls, many of which will clearly be meant to injure an opponent. Once you've seen an Italian player fly in from behind and take an unsuspecting opponent's legs out with malicious intent, you've seen it a thousand times. And when said opponent is on the ground in obvious pain, the Italian player will look at the ref and give his best "Who? Me?" impression. It's an old act by the Italians and so, so predictable.

The Italian motto: If you can't beat an opponent (or fix the match via the ref), take his legs out.

8) They have horrible names.

Gianluigi? Francesco? Luigi? Fillipo?

Dorks.

So there. I hope that helps. I hope that when the U.S. and Italy meet on June 17 in Kaiserslautern, you can look at your television and say with meaning, "Fuck Italy."

You won't be the only one.

85 Comments:

Blogger Big Al said...

ah, Italy. one ferrari away from being Greece

1:44 PM  
Blogger scot said...

What a great post!!!

VERY FUNNY!

I can't wait for June 17th!

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

Hell yeah! "FUCK ITALY!!"

1:22 PM  
Anonymous fuck you said...

Fuck you gay boy. Why don't you look at all the fucking corruption in the good old U.S. of A asshole

Italy 3 WC
US 0 and none in your lifetime

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Luciano said...

Maybe we're cheaters, pretty boys and everything but you (and I mean YOU, asshole, not your whole country) are a just an arrogant, dumb prick completely unable to think of anything but childish stereotypes.

And it's Juventus, not Juventas; Poulsen, not Paolson. You're such a dumbass that you can't even spell names correctly.

Let me say this to you:
ma vaffanculo, va'!

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In your tile "Book The Ukraine into the Semis"has a major typo... It should read "Book Ukraine into the semis.." common mistake... You would not say "Book the France or the England into the semis." Just want you and all to get it right..ag

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Job!

You describe those grease balls to a tee!

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here comes a post from Sweden and man!!, I'm absolutely AMAZED at how accurate your description was.

I'll disagree with a few things "They're boring" while this is correct, this is in their right if they're leading the match. I also think you should have left out "8. They have horrible names". Seemed like you were grasping there.

Other than that, you basically nailed everyone's belief. They are terrible sportsmen, divers, cheaters and just thinking about EC 2004 leaves a sour taste in my mouth when they accused Sweden and Denmark of a fixed match. Why did they do this ??, becuase Italians have a long history of cheating and they think other people are the same!!!!. Anyone who has a slight understanding of Sweden and Denmark would know how prestigeous this rivalary is. I was hoping we would trash Denmark with 5-0, Sweden and Denmark is anything but great neighbours (yeah we aren't India and Pakistan but like USA and Canada)

Anyway, it was absolutely awesome and after reading this I can only say GO USA!, hand it to those greasy/divas/cheaters/pretty boys/whiners.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only a bit of history:

27 May 1934 Italy - USA 7 1
03 Aug 1936 Italy - USA 1 0
02 Aug 1948 Italy - USA 9 0
16 Jul 1952 Italy - USA 8 0
23 May 1976 USA - Italy 0 4
30 May 1984 USA - ITALY 0 0
14 Jun 1990 Italy - USA 1 0
06 Jun 1992 USA - Italy 1 1
13 Feb 2002 Italy - USA 1 0

Italy scored on USA 32 goals.
USA scored on Italy 2 goals.
Italy won 7 times.
2 draw games.
USA never won.

Result: you're a bunch of LOSERS.

It's true, some of the games ended 1-0 , but I can also see 7-1, 9-0, 8-0. It doesn't matter if it happened manily in the past, you don't have the right to insult our history.

Viva gli Azzurri! Fuck the losers!

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, to actually take the time to write a fancy article on how much you hate italian's on factor's which apparantly have ONLY affected the italian soccer team has made me even more proud to be italian. Cause the only energy and motivation you would have in order to write this article would involve a whole lot of jealousy toward italian's and their soccer history.

Dont worry, I'm sure the U.S will prove to be a soccer power one day. But definately not right now..

Keep your head up..

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, really like your article, its very true but i could write a same article about the U.S.

Italians are gay!! and denmark is best country in the world!!

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look who's talkin, the guy form the country with the highest number of fags in the world, denmark. c'mon, biatch, everyone knows the scandinavians are faggots. even in the US they make fun of that.
and also, the most critics on this post come from people from 2 countries that in 2004, pulled of the most amazing match fix; 2-2 Den - Sweeden. I aint italian, but i hate motherF**** from scandinavia, the worst cheaters in the world.
as for the americans, you simply suck big time !!!
always thinking that you are better than the rest of the world, but even in basketball and baseball, other countries are better than you, and world champions, not the us !

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an italian-american and i think the article is funny stuff. I'm also confident that the US will beat the Italians at the WC this year.

11:28 AM  
Blogger UnknownColumn said...

I'm an italian-american and i think the article is funny stuff. I'm also confident that the US will beat the Italians at the WC this year.

Well, I'm glad somebody has a sense of humor. It was written in jest. I was just tooling on Italy because the U.S. will play them. It was a joke. You could make fun of any team in the World Cup if you wanted, the U.S. included.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would appreciate it if you removed this article from your blog. You said on BigSoccer that you wanted to attract people to watch the WC by using Italian stereotypes to stoke a rivalry. Yeah, thanks a lot. Those people might watch the game and then go back to their lives still not caring about soccer, but now they have all these negative stereotypes about Italians rolling around in their heads that will affect their future interactions with Italian people.

If it is truly your intention to get people to watch the World Cup, then you could have written so many other things without resorting to racism and xenophobia. All you are doing is creating hate: both in the minds of your regular readers and in the minds of those who are insulted by your poorly-chosen words.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Hornless girl said...

Funny that you accuse Italians of beeing even racist...I guess you really know well that word, you are a big racist.

Hornless girl

4:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, everyone needs to calm down. its only an article that was written to prove that italian football sucks. so? for all those italians that left comments, its only football, its a damn game.

5:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

italian - american here...i think this article is hilarious, because its obviously stereotypical bull shit. C'mon, like we havent been called greasy before?...The guy's a clown. I root for both USA & Italy, but I know USA isn't winning the cup. Forza Azzurri.

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great piece. I'd love to see you write one about Argentina. The England fans would love it, the US could end up playing them, and you could even rehash some of the Italian piece.

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go man! And yes, the pasta-guys are just a bunch of whiners! What happened to the player from South Korea when he scored against Italy and sent them home from the WC '02? His italian club released him from his contract! And as soon as they get some hard tackles and so on, they just start spitting as a Lama (red. Totti against Poulsen) well, I just wanted to give my thumps up for the article! And aren't they cheating? Well, look at the Juventus-case right now? ;) Greetings from Denmark!

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Italians=No gallantry=No Class= Whiny Argentinians

LOL

12:11 AM  
Anonymous spaghetti, pizza e mandolino said...

well... argentinians are italians who speak spanish...

the piece is funny. We are used to that till it's a friendly joke it's ok.

An italian-italian from italy ;)

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo man, I can see it was made in good humor, but humorous for anyone who is NOT italian. If anyone were to write an article like that about your country, believe me, you wouldn't think it as such a humurous article...and what makes it humurous for any italian's is the fact that yo uwere so ignorant to realize that you didn't think people were gonna get pissed about it...... unless that was your intentions.

Good luck, and keep your head up

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you really want to post something funny about a joke of a country or team you should make one of the United States :)

No wait. I don't think you'd have enought room :P

1:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be visiting in Italy during the game. You had damn well better believe I'll be wearing my US Soccer shirt. And shorts.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) When, here in Italy (Rome), we eat gorgeous dishes on our "triclini" while our armies won all over the world, you didn't exist.
2) When, here in Italy, the Best Poets that humanity can product (Dante, Petrarca) wrote magic words you, Americans, didn't exist. We had our "horrible names" when your ancestor spoke grunts.
2) Wash your mouth and remember that you are nothing without Europe, and you are nothing without Greece and Italy.
Now you can come back to eat your delicious hamburger..the only thing US invented. Oooops, that's a German invention.....

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another Greasy Ginny with a comment! Why don't you tell us how
you really feel. Thanks for the laughs!
Go US! We've got nowhere to go but up.
Should we get knocked out.
I'll be glad to watch Those Greasers Kick ASS!

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is funny. The italians need to lighten up. Yes Americans are arrogant, ignorant, and not the footballer's you guys are. Seee I can make fun of my country (which is one of the things that makes it great). Oh and as to the corruption issue see here
http://ww1.transparency.org/pressreleases_archive/2002/2002.08.28.cpi.en.html

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"to make fun of" and "to offense" are different things.
the difference between is really big.
some phrases written on this blog are full of prejudice and racism and hate.
I don't think it's really funny.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Mike A Bencini(from Malta) said...

Fuck ITaly
Fuck ITaly
Fuck ITaly
Fuck ITaly
Fuck ITaly

i hate the gaylords so damn much, i hope they all die a slow and painful death, nuke those fuckign bastards. i dont want 1 motherfuckin italian left walking the planet. fuck fuck ufck those gay lord -fashion suporting dick faces, cock munchers, ass fuckers, shit heads, foxx ommhom

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Mike(Malta) said...

wtf is a triclini? not that I give, not one, not two but three shits.
I blame Italy for the gaylords.
for fashion such as prada. gucchi and all these retarded names that sound like noises a cat caught in an engine makes.

WHo the fuck needs mozart and all these losers who made nerd music.

i wouldnt listen to it even if all my body hairs were going to be pulled out at once while a snake is devouring my left hand and an elephant is stepping and on my right, at the same time having my face impaled by a hippo`s dick and my legs eaten by a million poison ants and my dick hit with a mallet and after cut off with a rusty jackhammer

When italy is finaly recognised as a useless nation we will turn that shoe shapped country into a giant landfill in which i will go and make sure i shit in every nook and cranny found in that shithole.

squash a piece of bread with ham, tomatos and cheese and voila you`ve got your self a pizza

if i want to insult your gay loser history i`ll do what i god damn please you fucking vagina faces.

take your stupid shit language and RAM IT DOWN YOUR THROAT till you choke on all that bullshit that is in anyway related to you and your piece of shit country.

SUCK MY DICK ITALY.
there is enough to go around all italy so all you gays can stop pushing

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Malta?
...
...
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Oh poor guy!

The Big Malta?
The incredible interesting and full of glory Malta?
...
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I don't think you really need an answer.

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw Italy! Cheating Mofos! I hope they lose every game they play!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Death2Italy said...

Let's talk about Nazio! ..err Lazio. Let's talk about the anti-semitism shown by Italian club fans! Fuck the Italians! I hate them! If they aren't good enough to beat the US on quality, then they shouldn't advance. Let's see a game called fairly! Wouldn't that be nice.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. The Italians get away with some much BS it's ridiculous. It's like Brazil. 1994 Leonardo elbow on Tab Ramos. 1998 handball against Scotland. 2002 Rivaldo's BS foul against Turkey.

How about play the game fairly for a change? If you're that good, you shouldn't need to cheat!

Go Argentina!!! At least they play.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I just saw the game and you were so right, The WOPS are pussies, and crybabies!!!!


And did I mention Cheats as well,
They dived so much during the game that I kept thinking where is the life boats and the beaches.

I knew something was up because they came out in the second half with more hairspay on and, I noticed that several of the players had suntan cream and towels in their hands as well.

YEAH FUCK ITALY
WOP SCUM

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its now 6 hrs after this article, written in jest, became the most prescient blog in history. WHAT A BUNCH O CHEATS THE ITALIANS ARE!!! America should declare war on Italy so it can find documents proving the mafia paid that ref to make sure Italy won. of course they didnt since the USA played excellent defense ..... WITH ONLY 9 MEN! as you said they Italians drew blood first .... literally! and since the US was kicking Italian butt all over the field the ref had to earn his payoff and throw a completely BOGUS red card followed by Pope's 2nd yellow card. the referees couldnt do much else to help the pathetic cheating Italians short of putting the ball in the goal for them. There is indeed a rivalry now.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and now:
you come back home!!!!
bye, bye, USA, the next time will be your time!!!!
and Ghana destruct you: what a good day for us!
Yankee go home!

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the biggest load of bullshit ever get a fucking life! all of you! you must love the italians cause its obvious you cant stop talking about them!

2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheating fucking spiks you all take it up the arse.
totti is fucking shite .
you all stink of fucking garlic and spunk, tell your sister to have a shave the hairy faced bitch.
all your mothers suck cocks for fun you deigo wop slimy bastards. you all run away from a fight , you fucking cowards die die die
you greasy bastards you are a gayboys

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPOILER ABOUT WORLD CUP MATCH: Having seen the match against Australia last night, I have to agree with your comments about cheating and generally being prima donnas. I was cheering for the Aussies all game (by the way, I'm neither Australian or Italian). When the referee awarded a very dubious penalty, I just thought "oh man, here we go again. Victory by academy award".

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! Thats what makes the Italians great. Their dirty play. Hell maybe is the U.S. tryed it they'd stand a fucking chance! Because hell you know they ain't EVER going to win the World Cup with their "skill". Come to think of it they won't ever win the World Cup period. When are they going to realize to stop entering? By far the worst team of this World Cup.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous the whole italy, land of culture and respect said...

Maybe we're cheaters, pretty boys and everything but you (and I mean YOU, asshole, not your whole country) are a just an arrogant, dumb prick completely unable to think of anything but childish stereotypes.

And it's Juventus, not Juventas; Poulsen, not Paolson. You're such a dumbass that you can't even spell names correctly.

Let me say this to you:
ma vaffanculo, va'!

2:47 AM  
Anonymous calm said...

hey boys, we're all men in the same world. When i was in US i didn't see anything of so different from the other parts of the world, italy included. Yes, i saw a lot of fat guy in the us, but everybody knows that hamburger, chips and peanuts butter are an unsane meal....i don't think it's a stereotypes.
Don't try to join argentinians to italians, to spanish or other latin, we have all different culture, languages, food, history but we're all men.....like you, like saddam, lioke bush, like pope,like donovan, like totti.
let's talk about freedom and humanity

3:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I googled italy + cheaters and got a massive number of hits.
When you think about it, they are possibly the most infamous bunch of cheating barstards on the planet. Look at the mafia alone; extend that to football/soccer! Just a couple of days ago they had to cheat (dive in penalty box) to beat lowly ranked Australia in the world cup.
It seems to be their general strategy for success.
Of course it is probably only a minority that are responsible for this, but hasnt everyone been fucked by a wog?

Fuck em i say; if they wanna cheat they can be hated.

SO even thought US is out of world cup, im going for anyone who plays against italy. Lets hope the next ref doesnt have a death threat aswell.

travizm,
NY.

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as your women like us, i'm alright to be considered a cheater and a loser. While you're there welcome the good ol' US soccer team as it lands back home to its wonderful culture, quality of life, and most of all, delicious food.

2:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are gay. The US is just trying to get into another sport thewy suck at. As for match fixing scandals- It is everywhere, GERMANY, ENGLAND, BRAZIL!!!. All these places have scandals. Everyone wants to target italy just because they are prejudiced, discriminatory bastards.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Italian-Canadian here.

Proud of my heritage but have to admit; We (Italians) cheat a lot in Soccer. Your description is as accurate as it gets. To my other Italian brothers -chill! This article is about Italian soccer team - it is funny and accurate. Come on now, we have cheated, acted,and slided our way into the 4er finals. We can not deny that, can we?

9:24 PM  
Anonymous chematuco said...

Top marks for accuracy. But the italians are nothing on the argies, who take cheating and bad sportsmanship to a whole new level. To make an argentine footballer, start with an italian, mix in a load of south american and then breed into the culture an acceptance of cheating and conning as 'a good thing'.

5:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GO GET A LIFE MAN!!!!!!!!! ITALY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FORZA ITALIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND U SHOULD SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ASSHOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man.

Italy got punched by usa at basketball too not so many months ago.

Go and blowjob your funny bush. LMFAO

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poland should of won the world cup, best country in the world.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to be honest, sometimes Italians annoy me, sometimes Americans annoy me more, I'd say on a given day, anything an American would say would annoy me more than an Italian. At least Italians don't lack a good general education. And here i am talking about stereotypes of course. As for Totti - I don't like him, he's got no class.

5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid American's

It is not soccer it's Football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever they do beside and how they live in teir country, the Italian soccer team is really disgusting. I am french and I really hope we kick their ass in final, though I don't have much hope when I see poor old Zidane loosing the ball all the time...

7:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ye i agree. Fuck Italy. Cant stand the greasy mother fuckers..cheating bastards. I hope France whip your smelly Italin arses.

WHY IS ITALY SHAPED LIKE A BOOT??? Because you couldnt fit that much shit into a shoe

5:24 AM  
Anonymous Nak said...

"A Time To Make Friends" indeed!

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Andrea from Italy said...

Thank you.
Silly criticisms like yours, gross comments and stupid racism made it even sweeter.

Forza Azzurri and thank you for a great World Cup.

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ITALY ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS FOR THE FOURTH TIME.

We are on top of the world while you are only a little, useless, pathetic, tiny piece of smelly, brown cow shit. I know you're wondered I was able to give such a truthfully description of your pathetic being, but it's what you wrote that shows what you are with great precision.

Now, bow to the great and glorious Italy, you useless scum. Genuflect before the the Emperors of Soccer, you worthless wanker. Four stars on our shirts, how many on yours? You suck so much...

AZZURRI SIETE GRANDI. FUCK ALL THE CRITICS.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Italy won by conning and cheating the game...
Football was killed today.
If Anyone supports italian football they support RACISM !!!

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep for sure Italy has a bad ass reputation in football and we all know why!

They always ruine the game by diving or making nasty things to other players, by provoking physically and verballly as much as they can their opponents !

That's really sad, annoying and a shame because Italy does have great players and does not really need to do that kind of things to win a game even when they are in difficulty ...

But well there are some players not even from italy who tend to play the same way and ruine their talent ! Cristiano Ronaldo is the perfect exemple, he tends to dive a lot too! he has too much self esteem on the field ...

Now Italy despite their bad reputation won the world cup and again by diving, provoking a lot and by working a lot to physically and verballly annoy Zidane who is particularly calm usually leading him to get a red card !


Their method to win is bad but it works and i guess that's what matters to them!

2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on. France lose, but Zidane's last action was definitly the best in all the World Cup. Yeahh, let's do the justice yourself, for the fucking referee obviously doesn't care about the italian players who piss you off and you grab you all the time. WHAM! Beautiful. Too bad it was not in the face, though...

3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah dirty cheating diving faggot wogs. What do you call a hairy wog in the shower? Gorillas in the mist. Screw Italy!!

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking Italains players will do anything to win except - play fairly. There fans are no different - instead of being ashamed of the play of their so called- champs, they are fucking celebrating as if they were the better team on the pitch!! Pathetic losers - no class at all. Clearly, France was the better team. All the fag Italians did was to cover their ass and their gaol with all 11 while defending to get to penalties. Hell they couldn't muster even a single attack with a man advantage! Bravo to ZZ for teaching that slick fag a lesson - yes too bad it wasn't the face.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Supachicken said...

I thought this was written AFTER the WC.
Nostradamus move over.
The cheats won again. Should never have got past Australia.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my bad losers, you lost, Italy won, get it over and do something else with that hatred, you might even learn to play soccer.
The best thing of this WC was all your racism, there is nothing better than shut you mouth up with a few goals, these you could not score.

6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kids kids kids!!

just to make things clear: football is a sport, that has become (in europe and south america) a sociological phenomenon. In a way, it very much mimics society and each nation’s style of life (in regard, see a very good article on the Times in 1994).
Regarding luck, well yes the games have their great deal of luck involved in them, supporting the idea of a similarity with real life. My dearest Australian friends, football is not perfect, and it needn’t be. It wouldn’t be so passionate, and it wouldn’t give the people that love it so much words and arguments to discuss the morning after the game at the local breakfast bar. Just a few case studies for you: South Korea kicked Italy out of the 2002 WC with a great (and internationally recognized) help from Ref Moreno and noone called them liars or dishonest. Germany beat Poland at the 94th minute, and a perfectly lecit penalty wasn’t awarded to Argentina during the quarter finals. International press didn’t rush to call the Germans “lucky” or “parasites”. In Euro 2000 Polsen insulted Totti, who then replied with a disgusting spit to his angelic Scandinavian mug. Again, international press didn’t raise a havoc on what Polsen must had said to trigger such an ugly reaction. Football mingles with superstition, and stereotypes and old rivalries. Talking and discussing is accepted and fine…after all, in 4 years it starts all over again!
The only real shame is that influential newspapers like “Der Spiegel” and The Guardian, let their columnist write such shameful, racist and untrue comments.
For the time being, please come and visit Italy, and let your mind be free of such old and stupid stereotypes, eat some pizza (unlike Bild would like you to do) and celebrate with us!

1:05 AM  
Anonymous universe said...

fuck you and all the other sunday-soccer-fans of the world.

france deserved to lose, that's it. They could have nailed us in the 2nd half, sure ... did you see any goal?

and what about our POST in the first half?? forgot that too?

we've been a fortress. Someone who doesn't admire defensive player is someone who never played football in his life.
Zidane lost it by frustration, (check his past record of red cards please)

and their penalty was ridiculous.

we get out of this with 2 goals conceded: a self-goal and that bastards' shit penalty.
we were a TEAM, not a collection of stars. You can have your Beckham shit I keem my azzurri where 10different players (!!!) scored in the whole WChampionship. 10 !!!!

dixit
m+

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Livio from Italy said...

Blame us...
Hate us...

...FEAR US!!!

4:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sicilian and i say...

O fativilla mettiri tutti pari 'nto culu francesi.

In few words...suck you.

4:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

E.E.U.U. son una panda de pringados!
Que no le basta ser los primeros en baseball y Football?
SIETE IMPEDITI NEL CALCIO! IMPEDITI! DATEVI ALL'IPPICA!

FORZA ITALIA

4:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When it comes to football, those italians are more aggressive than anybody else in the world. But what else are they good at? The southern part of their country looks poorer than a brazilian favellas, the unemployment is terrible, and fascism is still very popular in their country. But nothing seems to bother them when they walk in foreign countries, talking so loudly so everybody can listen to their ridiculous accent, and always showing off about the fact they're italian.

Don't they realize it's a more a handicap than a blessing?

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Blame us...
Hate us...

...FEAR US!!!"

Fear you? Italians? In which fucking way?! You weren't even able to crush Greece during the Second World War. You are a weak people, only good at talking and gesturing.

A little filthy poodle that barks a lot but doesn't bite...

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for all the People who hate Italyso much, and hqave such pent up rage and frustration towards a race of people. Italy won, fair and sqaure. They used no cheating, or dishonest play. Soccer is a game based on a perfect mixture of talent and luck, don't blame Italy for finally reciving some luck, after a series of 4 dissapointing world cups (3 eliminated on penaltie, and 2002 eliminated by refs) Italy were the best team, and I stress TEAM. Totti wasn't a star, nor was Toni or Gilardino. It's the players you dont expect to win you the trophy like Buffon, Cannavaro and Pirlo who contributed to a fantastic and exciting 7 games. Italy isn't the best team in the world, but for one month, they played like they were, and have deservedly been awarded the World Cup and 4 years as Kings of world soccer. All you racsist guys can just go home and keep hating, while all the italians will celebrate our culture and our 11 heroes...FORZA ITALIA CAMPIONE DEL MONDO!

1:21 PM  
Anonymous world said...

• kids kids kids!!
just to make things clear: football is a sport, that has become (in europe and south america) a sociological phenomenon. In a way, it very much mimics society and each nation’s style of life (in regard, see a very good article on the Times in 1994).
Regarding luck, well yes the games have their great deal of luck involved in them, supporting the idea of a similarity with real life. My dearest Australian friends, football is not perfect, and it needn’t be. It wouldn’t be so passionate, and it wouldn’t give the people that love it so much words and arguments to discuss the morning after the game at the local breakfast bar. Just a few case studies for you: South Korea kicked Italy out of the 2002 WC with a great (and internationally recognized) help from Ref Moreno and noone called them liars or dishonest. Germany beat Poland at the 94th minute, and a perfectly lecit penalty wasn’t awarded to Argentina during the quarter finals. International press didn’t rush to call the Germans “lucky” or “parasites”. In Euro 2000 Polsen insulted Totti, who then replied with a disgusting spit to his angelic Scandinavian mug. Again, international press didn’t raise a havoc on what Polsen must had said to trigger such an ugly reaction. Football mingles with superstition, and stereotypes and old rivalries. Talking and discussing is accepted and fine…after all, in 4 years it starts all over again!
The only real shame is that influential newspapers like “Der Spiegel” and The Guardian, let their columnist write such shameful, racist and untrue comments.
For the time being, please come and visit Italy, and let your mind be free of such old and stupid stereotypes, eat some pizza (unlike Bild would like you to do) and celebrate with us!

2:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right. Everybody's right here. I even agree with the italian point of view. But still, I do wonder about this: which people in the world really like italians, except italians themselves??

3:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have known a lot of people who loves italians, like i know a lot of people who hates. World sometimes is very little, a lot of english hates argentinians, russians hates ukraina, portugal hates spain, but only poor people do that

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear guys, I see so many intolerants and racist fucks sending insults and hateful sentences against italians.
for those i prove pity.. for the long comment against italy....if u are a girl you probably taste italians in the past, you werent probabbly good enough and he cheated on you many times and you were dumb and let him do. if you are a guy you probably got ur girlfriend stolen by an italian with much more style and brain than you....that must be the truth and you know it hurts. wjhat you dnt know is that the danish press put 30 cameras on totti and said to poulsen to hurt him, insult him and tackle him(as we saw in the game) and whatever his reaction is we will have it filmed, great players, uaooo those danish were really tricky, cheaters if i didnt know he is danish i wudt say he is italian..fuck u

i CANT UNDERSTAND UR RACISM AND HATE AGAINST ITALIAN AND ITALIAN CULTURE, u hate us so bad, u made it a life fight, i cant understand , we hhave pizzas, wine, nice music, the best beaches, the best food, girls, country, nad we also have bad things such as corruption, mafia, high crime, anbd of course fascists....but guerss what, the actual government is a left coalition...

fuck di canio, he is an asshole....

I cannot understand how some people can have so many prjudices against italians, it makes me laugh and then understand how some are so ignorants....

you like itly, you eat always our food, you drink our wine, you listen to our music whjen u want to be romaaantic, you wear our clothes, you drive our cars, you dress like mafiosi at halloween or carnival, u maakkke fuunne offe ourr aceeent, and then u spit hate at us in the way that ignorant did,, with the long comment, anti-italin bible, u are ridiculous, we are all the same in the world, blacks, whites, italians , americans, everybody, we just have a very nice culture,

dnt be so jealous, and by the way we are CAMPIONI DEL MONDO and we fully deserved it, usa were not good enough, australia were quite unlucky i must say, but footbal is that too, italy beat germany and the whole world was partying, italy beat france and the entire universe was partying in the streets,...
where i leave i was in the streets wif italian friends and we were partying with africans, poruguese, spanish ita was a big victory for everybody, everybody loves italian...

and by the way, we made our ass off, we built many things, we emigrated and took italian culture to usa, and u f*** love it

we emigrated to everywhere and were beaten, insulted, hated and now we r everywhere and everybody loves us...


go home man , ur a shame for america, evrybody..

peace out, emanuele

CAMPIONI DEL MONDO....

ciao,,,,

1:32 AM  
Anonymous anonimissimo said...

bella manu.....BRAVO

2:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>we emigrated and took italian culture to usa, and u f*** love it

You know what the world loves more than Italian food???
McDonald's mother fucker!
Hell, McDonalds is even the #1 restaruant in Italy. What a joke.

Oh, and one other thing.
YOU PLAYED THE USA IN SOCCER AND DID NOT BEAT US!!!!
SUCK IT ITALY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ma vai a cagare va! proud to be italian!

8:59 AM  
Anonymous ILARIA said...

AHAHAHAHAHAH
I had no time enough to read such a stupid thing... but I will be back, I promise... sorry for my bad English, maybe you forgot to say that Italians don't speak English...
Anyway... maybe it is too late to add my comment now, but, right now, WE ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS and we deserve the cup, don't you agree?
Stereotypes will decrease your IQ more than that...
Have you ever been in Italy on holiday? If you don't, please, stay there!!!
Ciao amico,
pizza, pasta, ferrari, mafia, campioni del mondo...
Anonymous you're greeeeat!
Ilaria

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you do when Italy won, jerk off while crying to the those 'pretty boys' holding up the trophy. Clearly, you're a clown.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mc Donalds....what it is?
I've never seen a place like that in my town......ravenna.
i like italian football, is more intelligent than others. Looks like to see a chess game

6:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU KNOW WHAT.. THIS ARTICLE IS THE BIGGEST F***ING JOKE EVER WRITTEN..Whoever wrote this should do all of us a favor and choke on your own urine.. YOU ARE A JOKE!. The biggest thing i find funny about this.. He makes fun of us, ridicule's us, insult's us, who we are as a team & country.... & in that same year.. WE WIN THE 2006 WORLD CUP!!!!!!
FORZA ITALIA!!!!!!!
.

6:52 PM  

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