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Black player on the Italian soccer team?

Anonymous
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My DH's parents are italian so I was forced to sit through the Italy soccer game today. The star player on it is a young black guy? There no other black guys on the Italian team. He's apparently from Ghana....

Does this seem weird to anyone else? Isn't it supposed to be the country you're from and most close to?
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:40 AM
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TrouserMouse
by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:41 AM
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I'm assuming all the American team is Native American?
sandra_t00
by ChaChi on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:42 AM
.........
NatyRod
by Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:42 AM
Sadly no... Money speaks way louder than patriotism sometimes. :/
teri4lance
by Platinum Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:43 AM
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so, are all the Houston Texan players from Houston?

maybe he moved to Italy to play soccer.

nellyoleson
by Gold Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:44 AM
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He was born in Sicily. Gasp! And some racist fans have been brutal to him. He is a remarkable player.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:45 AM
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Except the player she's talking about, Mario Balotelli, was born in Italy to Ghanaian parents and adopted/raised by an Italian family. He's just as Italian as every other guy on the team. It would be much less patriotic for him to play for Ghana given that he wasn't born or raised there.

Quoting NatyRod: Sadly no... Money speaks way louder than patriotism sometimes. :/
nellyoleson
by Gold Member on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:47 AM
I was reading his childhood story today. Really touching.

Quoting Anonymous: Except the player she's talking about, Mario Balotelli, was born in Italy to Ghanaian parents and adopted/raised by an Italian family. He's just as Italian as every other guy on the team. It would be much less patriotic for him to play for Ghana given that he wasn't born or raised there.

Quoting NatyRod: Sadly no... Money speaks way louder than patriotism sometimes. :/
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM
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Are you assuming black people can't be Italian...? He was born and raised in Italy. He's no less Italian just because his biological parents are from Ghana. Just like I'm no less American because my parents are from Germany.
TheSilence
by Tรก mรฉ an mรณ on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:48 AM
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He's Italian, he plays for Italy. Enough said.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:53 AM
I'm not racist and not trying to be rude. I just don't think of a black guy when I think "Italian", that's all. I didn't know he was born in Italy, but I think that's still different than being from Italy.
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