Friday, May 13, 2005

Internazionale indeed

/ international / solidarity
...The captain of Inter Milan football club says he would be willing to take up an invitation for the club to play a team of Mexican Zapatista rebels.
The Italian club have received a letter from the indigenous movement, based in the southern state of Chiapas...

This in response to FC Inter's previous gesture:

...Inter Milan has donated €5,000 (£3,475), an ambulance and the captain's No 4 black and blue team shirt to one of the last strongholds of the ragtag Zapatista army in a gesture of solidarity for the indigenous people of Chiapas in southern Mexico.

Argentinian star Javier Zanetti, the team captain, talked his club into donating its changing room fines for late arrival or using mobile phones to help villagers rebuild after the village of Zinacantán was reportedly attacked by government military forces in April. "We believe in a better world, in an unglobalised world, enriched by the cultural differences and customs of all the people. This is why we want to support you in this struggle to maintain your roots and fight for your ideals," Zanetti wrote in a note to the village, posted along with the first instalment of €2,500...

Inter was always my favourite Italian team. This is now consolidated (despite them letting Karagounis rust on the bench). (On the other hand I have a visceral antipathy to anything Berlusconi-related, including AC Milan. Thus, my best wishes to Liverpool.)

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1 comment:

Meaders said...

That's all very well, but does he have a pet tortoise called Trotsky?