Sunday, December 08, 2019

Front page of Corriere dello Sport provokes outrage as Italian daily accused of fuelling racism with 'Black Friday' Serie A preview

Italians are not very good at political correctness.  The pun was undoubtedly intended

Corriere dello Sport, the Italian newspaper, has been condemned by leading anti-discrimination campaigners after prompting another race storm in the country with an offensive front-page headline.

"Black Friday" was emblazoned across the page with photos of Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku and Roma defender Chris Smalling ahead of Friday night's match between the two sides at the San Siro. 

The newspaper had been depicting the two former Manchester United teammates as figureheads for the match, but campaigners reacted with horror at the "ignorant" headline.

"What a season for Italian football," said Troy Townsend, of Kick It Out. Fare, the anti-discrimination charity that works with Uefa, said the splash was an example of how the "media fuels racism every day".



Anonymous said...

I don't care.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals are born to whine all day and night WHINE WHINE WHINE their never happy