The newspaper contacted the whole of the United Kingdom just before the final of the European Championships, and also the Italian team.
« Save us Roberto, you are our last hope In this ironic way, The National, one of Scotland’s leading newspapers, approached Italian football manager Roberto Mancini. The latter is thus depicted in a composite image in place of William Wallace, the historical hero of Scottish independence, in this case in the film Braveheart. For a newspaper that does not hide its desire to see the United Kingdom erupt, it is essential that Italy completely defeat its eternal enemies: the arrogant British. The comic appeal, partly in part, quickly spread and sparked a backlash in Italy.
Britain is fragmented, Italy is flattered
In translation, Daly does not fail to reiterate his desire to see the British lose. ” You can’t hear 55 and their bragging! ‘, referring to England’s victory in the 1966 World Cup. A phrase that has made its mark on social networks since The National has become one of the most talked about topics on Twitter.
Obviously, this did not fail to divide the public. The newspaper claims that a poll shows that 83% of voters support its cover page. On the contrary, such initiative saddened the characters. Sun reporter Harry Cole said that the call ” This is a very sad thing His colleague Ian Dent at Politics.co.uk likes this feature. Good Heart The latter, in turn, was attacked by netizens, noting that The National was merely a response to British arrogance. On the BBC, host Andrew Marr was shocked. A suspicious number of Italian tricolor floats around Scotland Before hijacking the title of The National. ” Save us from further spread of their nationalism beyond borders He begs sarcastically.
In Italy, The National’s appeal appears to be well received. The Scottish newspaper claims that the Mediterranean peninsula has been flooded with requests to send copies of its front page. In this regard, Roberto Mancini said in the press conference: day cover “. Italian player Giorgio Chiellini also replied that ” make you smile For its part, the main Italian sports newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport, has pinned the image on the front page of the national newspaper to stay on the euro.
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