Dead Letters: Italy Unifies And Declares War On Barry PetcheskyS

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Because it's a holiday week, we've got a special edition of Dead Letters for you. It's all the angry tweets Italians sent Deadspin staff writer Barry Petchesky after he published "Italy Beats Germany In Soccer, Vulgar Newspaper Headlines" on June 29. The Italians apparently took special exception to being called "a nation of shiftless layabout tax-dodgers."