Italian football thrives when nation suffers

International organization director Massimo Vettori reflects on Italian football through the 1990s, and theorizes that the nation’s most popular sport thrives when the nation undergoes hardship.

Storyteller: Massimo Vettori

Date of Story: 1994
Location of Story: Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 26 February, 2016

This post is part of a collaboration with author Davide Rubini to collect the stories of Italy in the aftermath of the “Bribesville” (Tangentopoli) scandals of the 1990s. Find out more about Rubini’s new novel,  il fischio finale (The Final Blow).