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Burn Italia Burn

June 11, 2010

We went to a free friendly match (exhibition game) between the USA and Australia on June 5th in Johannesburg.   The USA won 3 to 1.  I made the mistake of wearing the Italia shirt I wrote about a while back.  The Aussies hate Italia because:

1)      Italia knocked Australia out of the last world cup

2)      Italy won their first world cup by bribery and/or cheating (this has not been fact checked!)

3)      Some Italian player said something nasty / inflammatory to the French player Zidane in the last world cup final (allegedly something about his sister) causing Zidane to lose it and head butt the Italian player.  Zidane got kicked out of the game, and Italia won

So…….the Aussies were giving me such a hard time about the Italia shirt that I offered to let them burn it.  That night back at our hostel, a group of chanting FANatics lit the shirt from the BBQ and it went up in flames.

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