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Post by dronte Thu May 01, 2014 6:43 pm


Napoli wrote an official response to Barry Glendenning and The Guardian condemning “dated, dumb, vulgar cliche” in an article referencing the mafia.

This morning he wrote a transfer round-up in the English newspaper referring to a rumour Napoli are interested in signing Manchester United man Danny Welbeck.

“Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon has let Welbeck's agent know that Napoli are interested in signing up his client, but with Everton and Tottenham also interested, the club from one of Italy’s mafia strongholds will need to make Manchester United and Welbeck himself an offer they can’t refuse.”

This afternoon the response arrived from the official Napoli website and director of communication Nicola Lombardo, an open letter to The Guardian.

“Dear Mr Prior,

“I am aware that it can happen that an article is not read carefully before being published. It is possible that as the editor of the Guardian's sports pages you may not have realised what was written. If not, we would be dismayed to read such a dated, dumb, vulgar cliche as this, linking the city of Naples to the mafia.

“This is an archaic impression that is also rejected by English tourists who every year choose Italy - and Napoli - as their holiday destination.

“They would not do that if they thought that Naples is Italy's mafia stronghold, a place where people fire at or rob each other in the street.

We would not judge a city like Newcastle on the basis of MTV's Geordie Shore; we do not think all of that city's inhabitants are rude, gym-addicted and sociopathic. It is a shame to see the Guardian did not afford Napoli the same courtesy.

“I would still prefer to think that you had not read the article, and in this case, I would ask for a correction, in the name of both Neapolitans and Italians.

“Kind regards.”

http://football-italia.net/48608/napoli-condemn-guardian

Now that is pure fun  rofl 

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Post by Mr Nick09 Thu May 01, 2014 6:45 pm

There is a show called Geordie Shore? good lord, gotta watch it this weekend
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Post by Robespierre Thu May 01, 2014 6:49 pm

yeah , in Italy the media are talking much about Guardian's artcle
Not even a Lega Nord private member would have written a similar thing probably
what was the need to write it for a Wellbeck rumour ? lol
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Post by Arquitecto Thu May 01, 2014 6:58 pm

Robespierre wrote:yeah , in Italy the media are talking much about Guardian's artcle
Not even a Lega Nord private member would have written a similar thing probably
what was the need to write it
for a Wellbeck rumour ? lol

e.g my whole mother's side of the family.  Embarassed 

I agree as a whole. Guardian is a respected newspaper and should not resort to such velvet cake cliches. Though not offensive, it is below their standard of writing.

And I know Mole is "rude, gym-addicted" but he is not a sociopath.

And yes Nick, there is a Geordie Shore. Mole also participates voluntarily in it. Here he is:

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Thu May 01, 2014 7:01 pm

Arq pls.

I'm not rude Sad
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Post by Lex Thu May 01, 2014 7:06 pm

The idea that tourists would be put off going to Naples because of ONE WORD printed in the sports section of a newspaper is ludicrous rofl Cry me a goddamn river
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Post by Lex Thu May 01, 2014 7:07 pm

I can confirm, Mole is not rude
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Post by che Thu May 01, 2014 7:08 pm

dronte wrote:

We would not judge a city like Newcastle on the basis of MTV's Geordie Shore; we do not think all of that city's inhabitants are rude, gym-addicted and sociopathic.

spoken like someone who's never been to newcastle...
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Post by Arquitecto Thu May 01, 2014 7:08 pm

Mole & Lex: hmm

Might have to have a consensus on this.

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Post by Robespierre Thu May 01, 2014 7:20 pm

Lex wrote:The idea that tourists would be put off going to Naples because of ONE WORD printed in the sports section of a newspaper is ludicrous 🤣Cry me a goddamn river

the self-pitying attitude by Napoletani is age-old problem, we are talking about ppl who supported Argentina in Italia-Argentina semi-final World Cup 1990 played to Napoli because Maradona convinced them to do it  saying  " Italy remembers of Naples just when they need " .. on the other hand they are the most "hated" ppl in italy and I do not expect much solidarity for it, but just hypocrisy, because all (from North to South) insult Napoli in Serie A stadiums.
This is the reason why they will give an excessive importance to this article, although it is an idiot article (it was already so for the the Wellebeck rumour lol , but  they were able to do worse ), but also for this reason there is no need to emphasize and to give importance . but they will bear a grudge against it and they will remember everything the next time who ' ll play against an English club in Champions League.

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Robespierre wrote:yeah , in Italy the media are talking much about Guardian's artcle
Not even a Lega Nord private member would have written a similar thing probably
what was the need to write it
for a Wellbeck rumour ? lol

e.g my whole mother's side of the family.  Embarassed 

I agree as a whole. Guardian is a respected newspaper and should not resort to such velvet cake cliches. Though not offensive, it is below their standard of writing.

And I know Mole is "rude, gym-addicted" but he is not a sociopath.

And yes Nick, there is a Geordie Shore. Mole also participates voluntarily in it. Here he is:

Mule:

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yes, Brescia is a leghista city.
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Post by Nishankly Thu May 01, 2014 7:28 pm

mole getting flak from some random scrub in Italy, pray4molennewcastle
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Post by M99 Fri May 02, 2014 11:09 am

Don't know about Mule but his cousin redsnoopy is one rude boy.
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Post by Hapless_Hans Fri May 02, 2014 4:28 pm

Lex wrote:The idea that tourists would be put off going to Naples because of ONE WORD printed in the sports section of a newspaper is ludicrous :rofl:Cry me a goddamn river

What's more, that's the series called 'Rumour Mill' where they just go over the top with collecting all those rumours, you know, ironically and such.

Maybe one of the people at Napoli just really loves this Geordie Shore show and waited for an opportunity to drop the name in a press release.
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Post by The_Badger Fri May 02, 2014 8:41 pm

We would not judge a city like Newcastle on the basis of MTV's Geordie Shore; we do not think all of that city's inhabitants are rude, gym-addicted and sociopathic. It is a shame to see the Guardian did not afford Napoli the same courtesy.

He should go to Newcastle and realise how accurate true this is. rofl

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Post by Bellabong Fri May 02, 2014 9:10 pm

[quote=dronte]
“I am aware that it can happen that an article is not read carefully before being published. It is possible that as the editor of the Guardian's sports pages you may not have realised what was written. If not, we would be dismayed to read such a dated, dumb, vulgar cliche as this, linking the city of Naples to the mafia.
[/quote]

While the statement befitting a news publication like the Guardian, it is every bit true.
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Post by Lupi Sat May 03, 2014 2:40 am

I don't see nothing wrong with that article but some stuff better stay unwritten
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Post by Forza Sat May 03, 2014 4:39 am

Great article by Napoli. I think they achieved everything they wanted to achieve with that response to the Guardian. They thoroughly embarrassed the Guardian and dissociated themselves from the word 'mafia' in an entertaining way that has probably been read by millions of people by now.

'Mafia' is frequently used by the English media to describe Italian sporting teams regardless of any links to the mafia they may or may not have. Perhaps it is only one word Lex, but you can't blame Napoli for refuting such an incongruous and unnecessary allegation.
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Post by The_Badger Sat May 03, 2014 2:59 pm

Forza wrote:Great article by Napoli. I think they achieved everything they wanted to achieve with that response to the Guardian. They thoroughly embarrassed the Guardian and dissociated themselves from the word 'mafia' in an entertaining way that has probably been read by millions of people by now.

'Mafia' is frequently used by the English media to describe Italian sporting teams regardless of any links to the mafia they may or may not have. Perhaps it is only one word Lex, but you can't blame Napoli for refuting such an incongruous and unnecessary allegation.

Did you read the article? It mentioned the links between the mafia and the city of Naples, which there unquestionably is.

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Post by Kuru Sat May 03, 2014 9:03 pm

Napoli better hope that some rude, gym-addicted and sociopathic men, and plastic surgery addict women storm Newcastle's next game...
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