Congratulations, my Italian friends. Be gracious in your victory. Sports are only a hobby, an athletic and noble one, at that. Be happy, spread the joy, and respect your defeated adversary.
I witnessed the festivities in Little Italy on Sunday. Pictures are here. I do want to stress that the celebration, was loud but safe, and the joy, contagious.
Let me put it this way. I am not patriotic. Nevertheless, this happy supporter made me smile. I was happy for the Azzuris, even though I am probably the most un-patriotic and biggest Fussball ignoramous.
But then there's this. Maybe it's me. Maybe it's them. But when I see this, my brain freezes. I just can't understand it.
I've been on all continents, visited endless countries. Thank GOD they ALL exist. Thank GOD they're all different.
I am happy to come from a society where one can retain and feed their roots, leaving exentricities and differences grow into a beautiful and unique patchwork.
At the same time, superiorism will always leave me icy and worried.
Thank God, most soccer fans are more like my happy gramps and less like our arrogant youths.
My guest map is wonderful ! And you'd all be wonderful to post, all of you lurk mode readers!
Thanks and may the winds of Fate blow your way !