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Postby seniorpaul » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:57 pm

Ah, those crazy soccer fans.

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Postby bigh0rt » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:06 pm

PALERMO, Sicily -- Palermo general manager Rino Foschi received a surprise in the mail for Christmas -- the severed head of a young goat, covered in blood.

Foschi said he received the package on Dec. 22, put it underneath his Christmas tree and his wife opened it on Christmas Eve. Foschi was in Cesena and the package was sent from Palermo, according to news reports.

"It was a sour Christmas, especially for my family," Foschi told the ANSA news agency Saturday. "My wife was shocked when she opened the package, but I think it was a joke and I'm sleeping peacefully. Let's not make a film out of this."

Palermo is third in the Italian league standings and having one of its best ever seasons. But Foschi didn't think the head was from the mafia.

"I don't have anything to do with that stuff, those are things you see in films," Foschi said. "I've lived in Palermo for five years and I've never received any threats. I feel safe in Palermo. I don't have anything to fear.

"I really don't have any explanation. I don't have any suspects to signal. Maybe some idiot wanted to make an ugly Christmas joke ... Maybe I'm disliked for some soccer market moves."
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:43 pm

It doesn't sound like a soccer-related thing, but of course, it appears that some pisan in Sicily had watched The Godfather trilogy for the first time and was inspired to send over a goat's head. Plus, it's not his fault that Inter Milan are cruising in Serie A anyway. :-b

If this is a soccer habit, then I expect Chelsea fans to throw a lamb's head through Jose Mourinho's bedroom window. :-D
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Postby acsguitar » Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:58 am

Doesn't that mean Antonion Parchastsi sleeps with the fishes?
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:50 am

Why the hell did he wrap it and give it to his wife?!

And why a goat? There aren't any horses in Italy or was the postage too much?
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Postby BritSox » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:53 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:Why the hell did he wrap it and give it to his wife?!

And why a goat? There aren't any horses in Italy or was the postage too much?


Er... he didnt' wrap it. It arrived wrapped, and he put it under the tree.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:57 am

BritSox wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Why the hell did he wrap it and give it to his wife?!

And why a goat? There aren't any horses in Italy or was the postage too much?


Er... he didnt' wrap it. It arrived wrapped, and he put it under the tree.


Packages aren't usually wrapped in wrapping paper to be mailed though. And wouldn't it smell? If it was addressed to him, why didn't he open it, especially since I'm assuming it had not return address?
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Postby BritSox » Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:02 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
BritSox wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Why the hell did he wrap it and give it to his wife?!

And why a goat? There aren't any horses in Italy or was the postage too much?


Er... he didnt' wrap it. It arrived wrapped, and he put it under the tree.


Packages aren't usually wrapped in wrapping paper to be mailed though. And wouldn't it smell? If it was addressed to him, why didn't he open it, especially since I'm assuming it had not return address?


Well, you can giftwrap them under the outer packaging. If it looked like a Christmas gift, why wouldn't you put it under the tree?
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:31 pm

BritSox wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
BritSox wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Why the hell did he wrap it and give it to his wife?!

And why a goat? There aren't any horses in Italy or was the postage too much?


Er... he didnt' wrap it. It arrived wrapped, and he put it under the tree.


Packages aren't usually wrapped in wrapping paper to be mailed though. And wouldn't it smell? If it was addressed to him, why didn't he open it, especially since I'm assuming it had not return address?


Well, you can giftwrap them under the outer packaging. If it looked like a Christmas gift, why wouldn't you put it under the tree?


Yeah, I suppose. I just think it's curious that he put it under the tree, with no return address, and had his wife open it.
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Postby knapplc » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:13 am

I'm with Omaha on this one. That seems like a strange series of events for that thing to end up under their tree and opened by the wife.

Maybe there's more to this story than the coach wants to let on?
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