Tag Archives: Mario Balotelli

The AC Milan Axiom: whenever Balotelli scores, Berlusconi gains votes

In a country where pork barrelling has consistently affected the outcome of elections,  football, Italians’ most loved sport, could not escape from such dynamics. Silvio Berlusconi is allegedly portrayed as the man who epitomises the relationship between politics and calcio: … Continue reading

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Italy, We Can Work It Out!

Another football tournament for national teams has just started and pundits are delighting in picking their own favourites. The names are always the same – Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. What about Italy? As history suggests, the Azzurri have always … Continue reading

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