Italian Football And The Sign Of The Cross
Juventus-Fiorentina, Italian Serie A. They are playing as I write.
Juventus scores a goal. After a couple of minutes, the TV (Italian sender, of course) shows a replay of the Juventus manager, Conte, making the sign of the cross.
Italians appreciate these things. By all advance of secularism, it’s in the blood of the country.
Two short considerations:
1) Would the BBC have picked this beautiful moment and showed it in replay? Thought not…
2) Would this be allowed on a British football ground? If yes, for how long? In the end, Cameron government’s would tell you it is not obligatory for a Christian to make the sign of the cross when his team scores a goal. Therefore, it shouldn’t be allowed in the work place, right?
Food for thought, I think…