United Colors of Soccer at Ribalta

Giulia Madron (May 16, 2014)
May 15, 2014. Ribalta celebrates the end of a league and sends a message to Italy: Soccer is about being together, no matter which team you support.

This is how the Italians in New York celebrate the end of the soccer league: Italian fans wearing jerseys of their favorite teams all united to prove that “soccer is fun but most of all is
about brotherhood.”

This was the idea of the President of Naploli Fan Club NY and owner of Ribalta restaurant, Rosario Procino.

“We wanted to invite all the other Italian clubs that came to Ribalta during this season to watch the games with us. We want to thank them and together we want to deliver a message of solidarity and brotherhood to demonstrate what we believe soccer is. Soccer is fun, we make a fool of ourselves, but in the end we stay together and we celebrate no matter whose team won or lost the game,” said Rosario.

The NY Fan Clubs of Roma, Sampdoria, Genoa, Fiorentina, Juventus, Milan and the new Giuseppe Rossi Fan Club NY, founded by Diana Santi all participated in the United Colors of Soccer event

A picture of everyone together, a slice of delicious Neapoletan pizza, a drink and a lot of fun! A big applause was also dedicated to Ciro Esposito, the Napoli fan who has been seriously injured after the strifes which took place before the Italian Cup match Fiorentina-Napoli at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.





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