The daily called the entire United Kingdom, just before the Euro final, and even from the Italian team.
« Save us Roberto, you are our last hope It was in this ironic way that The National, one of Scotland’s leading newspapers, approached Italian football coach Roberto Mancini. Thus representing the latter for a photomontage in place of William Wallace, the historical hero of Scottish independence Here goes, in this case in the movie Braveheart. For the daily newspaper that does not hide its desire to see the United Kingdom explode, it is imperative that Italy completely defeat its eternal enemies: the very proud English. A partially comical appeal that quickly went viral and provoked reactions as far back as Italy.
United Kingdom fragmented, Italy flattered
In the subtitles, Daily does not fail to reaffirm his desire to see English lose. ” You can’t hear 55 years and their bragging! ”, he said, referring to England’s victory in the 1966 World Cup. A phrase that has made a mark on social networks since The National has become one of the most discussed topics on Twitter.
This apparently did not fail to divide the masses. The daily claims that a poll shows that 83% of voters support its cover page. On the contrary, such initiatives have saddened personalities. Sun reporter Harry Cole said the call was ” really sad “where his colleague Ian Dunt of the site Politics.co.uk prefers the adjective” kindhearted “. The latter was in turn attacked by Internet users, stating that The National was merely responding to English arrogance. On the BBC, host Andrew Marr, for his part, was surprised” Suspicious number of Italian tricolor floating around Scotland Before hijacking the title of The National. ” Save us from further spread of their nationalism beyond borders He pleads with irony.
In Italy, The National’s appeal was apparently very well received. The Scottish newspaper claims to have been flooded with requests to send copies of its front page to the Mediterranean peninsula. Roberto Mancini said in this regard in a press conference that ” daily cover page ». Italian player Giorgio Chiellini also reacted by saying that he ” make you smile The main Italian sports newspaper, Gazzetta dello Sport, for its part has pinned the front page image of The National to live on the Euro.
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