Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Football fans (soccer)
According to the details on the reverse of the card, this photo shows "Italia - Olanda" and was taken in 2000. A little detective work was needed to discover that in that year Italy and the Netherlands played against each other in a UEFA European Football Championship semi final. The shop, a macelleria, is a butcher.
The spectators will have been happy because Italy beat the Netherlands. They will have been less happy four days later when France beat Italy in the finals.
I would never have thought I could take an interest in these things but I seem to have absorbed something after years of indoctrination by my personal adviser who is the Scottish equivalent of these spectators.