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Why I am embarrased to be an Italy fan

No, it’s not because they lost to Costa Rica and were eliminated at the group stage in the last World Cup.

In football, I have three loves. At the club level it’s Chelsea and AC Milan, and at the international level it’s the Italian national team. ┬áMy relationship with the three of them started at about the same time, right when I started to become interested in football. Italy captured my heart at the 1996 European Championships, the first time I watched football, and Chelsea & Milan did it in the following season, 1996/7.

Eric Cantona, one of the greatest football players among the philosophers, has a famous saying: “You can change your wife, your politics, your religion, but never, never can you change your favorite football team”. And even though I wasn’t aware of this saying until a few years ago, it makes sense intuitively. How CAN you change your favorite football team? Continue reading

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