The Coppa Italia Is Reinforcing Cultural Stereotypes
Italy has gone over all Italian again. Chievo and Hellas Verona looked Italian cultural stereotypes dead in the face before their Coppa Italia clash Wednesday and decided "Yep, that's us" and exchanged wine and panettone (a type of Italian sweetbread) at the captains' meeting. We are not making this up.
During Chievo vs Hellas Verona today the two captains exchanged wine & panettoneThis is literally the most Italian thing ever
— ItalianFootballTV (@IFTVofficial) November 29, 2017
I don't think it was "literally the most Italian thing ever" for various reasons. Andrea Pirlo wasn't involved, no one was riding a Vespa, etc. However, this was still our reaction:
And also this:
When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You're in love
When you walk in a dream but you know you're not dreaming signore
Scuzza me, but you see, back in old Napoli