Shortly before the final of the European Championship, the newspaper contacted the whole of Great Britain and also the Italian team.
« Save us Roberto, you are our last hope Ironically, The National, one of Scotland’s leading newspapers, turned to Italian football manager Roberto Mancini. The latter is thus depicted in a composite image instead 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 for a UK breakout, it is important that Italy completely defeat its eternal enemies: the arrogant British. The sometimes comical appeal spread quickly and triggered a backlash in Italy.
Great Britain is fragmented, Italy is flattered
In translation, Daly does not fail to repeat his wish to see the British lose. ” 55 and their boasting is not heard! “And refers to England’s victory at the 1966 World Cup. A phrase that has made its way on social media since The National and has become one of the most talked about topics on Twitter.
Obviously, this has not failed to divide the public. The newspaper claims that a poll found 83% of voters supported their front page. On the contrary, this initiative made the characters sad. Sun reporter Harry Cole said the call ” That’s very sad His colleague Ian Dent at Politics.co.uk likes this feature. Good heart The latter, in turn, was attacked by internet users, noting that The National was merely a reaction to British arrogance. At the BBC, presenter Andrew Marr was shocked. A suspicious number of Italian tricolor flags float through Scotland Before the hijacking of the title of The National. ” Protect us from further spreading their nationalism across borders He begs sarcastically.
In Italy, The National’s calling appears to be well received. The Scottish newspaper claims the Mediterranean peninsula has been flooded with requests to send copies of its front page. Regarding this, Roberto Mancini said in the press conference: Daily coverage “. The 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 picture on the front page of the national newspaper to stick with the euro.
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