Following this weekend’s Rome Derby between Lazio and Roma, Lazio player Senad Lulić hit out at Roma’s German defender of African descent, Antonio Rüdiger, with racially inflammatory comments. Lulić is quoted as saying “Two years ago [Rüdiger] was selling socks and belts in Stuttgart, now he acts like he’s a…
What was already a bad week for asshole soccer fans in Europe got worse yesterday, after video that appears to show a group of men—allegedly Sparta Prague fans in town for their team’s Europa League match against Lazio—tormenting and abusing a homeless woman, with one even urinating on her.
Somehow, it's not really a shock to see the 38-year-old Francesco Totti still scoring goals in his 23rd season with Roma with outrageous bits of athleticism like the goal below. What is surprising is that the old man actually knows what a selfie is.
Italy's Serie A is a league of stories, full of characters, narratives, plots, tensions, climaxes, and clichés. Time and again, the line between fact and fiction becomes so blurred that you just have to throw your hands up and shrug. You really couldn't make a lot of this stuff up.
[Napoli celebrate a Gonzalo Higuaín goal against Swansea with feral screams. Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty]
We mentioned last month that it seems the soccer fans who shouldn't go shirtless are the ones who always do. I wouldn't ascribe that rule to this gentleman, though whatever his physical fitness I'd hate to think he spent all that money on what appears to be Cubist design principals in tattoo form and then waste it by…