Italy queen of share: 42 million on TV – Sport

Italy queen of share: 42 million on TV – Sport
Italy queen of share: 42 million on TV – Sport

by Paolo Franci The sense of freedom that one breathes in the Azzurri clan, beyond the logical tactical tasks, is a door that is always open. It is when the players celebrate with the fans singing “Magic Nights” in front of the Hotel Parco dei Principi. And it is for much more serious, delicate facts, on which the commitment is to the maximum, but without muzzles for consciences. The casus belli is that of the anti-racism “kneeling”, the Black Lives Matter. In the match against Wales, with Bale and the others on their knees, five Azzurri imitated their opponents, while there were those who applauded and those who did nothing. Belotti, Toloi, Pessina, Bernardeschi and Emerson Palmieri knelt, the others remained standing because, according to the federal line, …

by Paolo Franci

The sense of freedom that reigns in the Azzurri clan, beyond the logical tactical tasks, is a door that is always open. It is when the players celebrate with the fans singing “Magic Nights” in front of the Hotel Parco dei Principi. And it is for much more serious, delicate facts, on which the commitment is to the maximum, but without muzzles for consciences.

The casus belli is that of the anti-racism “kneeling”, the Black Lives Matter. In the match against Wales, with Bale and the others on their knees, five Azzurri imitated their opponents, while there were those who applauded and those who did nothing. Belotti, Toloi, Pessina, Bernardeschi and Emerson Palmieri knelt down, the others remained standing because, according to the federal line, this is about individual conscience and imposing a behavior would be a sort of ‘violation’ of the same, as well as a forcing. And the number one of the FIGC Gabriele Gravina explained how that ‘door of freedom’ leaves free will in the blue world: “It is known as the Football Federation, I first, is against any form of racism, but the team is free to behave according to conscience. It is not a topic for which it is possible to establish a federal line – explained Gravina -. Before the game we talked about it with the team because we knew that the Welsh would kneel and we agreed that everyone would be free to follow their own instinct and their feelings. And so it will also be in the continuation of the tournament. We do not oblige anyone, it is not fair “.

Gravina then drew up a balance of the first three matches of the Azzurri, beyond the triumphal result of the field. The matches of the national team recorded “42 million spectators for an average of 14 million per game and a 62% share, considering the Rai-Sky duo”, said the federal number one. Then, there are the social networks. The increase in total followers – Chinese and Arabic language accounts opened on European occasions – and on the various social networks was 500 thousand followers, while interactions reached about 22 million for each ‘tool’.

The great bet won was that of the reopening of the Olimpico, for which the Minister of the Ball Gravina fought with energy: “The spectacle of the Olimpico was exciting and this was the most beautiful bet won. an eye on the stadium just a month ago would have been unlikely, if not impossible. But instead we had 48 thousand spectators in 3 matches, a good example that gives strength to expectations for the next football season “. CasaAzzurri was also a success with 12 thousand attendees and “20 workshops, 9 entertainment events and 7 live concerts that took place in maximum safety. This is the answer to those who think that the world of football is a world of privileged people. On the other hand – underlines Gravina – it can be an occasion for entertainment, cultural exchange, music. The seven concerts show that football can be something else “.

Then, the denials. Two to be exact. The first, on the hypothesis of moving the final four to Italy, after the rumors of the last few days: “I categorically deny that the finals can be played in Rome”. And the second: “I also deny that they can be played in Budapest” and the reason is very serious and that is that “free everyone” – as Gravina defines it – which brought together 60 thousand people in the Hungarian stadium without masks or distancing, a situation that “UEFA is analyzing. There are a series of concerns and now we are waiting a couple of weeks to understand whether or not there are any developments”, in the context of the contagions, obviously. And the proof of Italy? “You know that I do not launch into predictions, but certainly with Wales 23 shots on goal against 3 …”.

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