Events at the San Siro on Boxing day are symptomatic of the deep-seated issues in Italian ultra culture

On the 27th December, an Inter Milan fan died in hospital after being hit by a van whilst fans clashed before a game between Inter Milan and Napoli at the San Siro the day before. The incident occurred at the end of a fight that involved around 60 people. It was also reported that three Napoli fans were stabbed and subsequently hospitalised.

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The life and times of Beppe Signori, Lazio’s explosive Italian pocket rocket

Paul Gascoigne’s transfer to Lazio in the early 1990s brought the Roman club to the immediate attention of football fans, not just in the UK but all over Europe. While Gazza had a spell in the Eternal City, never really showcasing his talent, there was one teammate who outshone him at the Stadio Olimpico. That man was the explosive Italian pocket rocket Giuseppe “Beppe” Signori.

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