Well, that doesn’t take long for the Curva Nord to state their opinion on the controversial red away shirt of Inter for next season. Here are some of the highlights on the Curva Nord’s website:
“The second shirt of Inter will be entirely red. A real punch in the eye and another one in the stomach that left us breathless. An insult to our history, to our traditions, in the name of the money God which now has created a marketing logic on top of any list of true values.
“Evidently no one has ever been there in the stadium watching the derby, otherwise he would have seen the different colors on the respective fields (perhaps talking about Curva Nord and Curva Sud): on one end, it starts with the blue and ends with the red, separated, very distinctive and far between these colors. It is a symbol of opposition, a rivalry that will never fade.
“Try to imagine the same shirt, with some other adjustments and the picture is dramatically worthy of only one word: HORRIFYING!
“For us, the red should appear only on the shirt together with the green and white to represent the Italian Champions or, as in case of the centenary, it should be a cross on a white background, and THAT, is the colors on the flag of our city. That would already be enough.
”‘It will be born here, at the Orologio restaurant, meeting place of artists and it will be always a team of great talent. On this splendid night its colors will be given: the black and the blue with a golden background of the stars. It will be called Internazionale, because we are brothers of the world.’
“But this… someone… perhaps is forgetting….
“We invite all the Inter fans NOT to buy this shirt or in any event, not to come to the stadium wearing it. NOT IN THE CURVA NORD, NOT IN ANY PART OF THE STADIUM.
“We continue to consider our shirt formed by two colors that have made us fall in love since we were children. Those that have given us unique stories, passionate and winning stories in a long period of over 104 years: THE BLACK AND BLUE!”
It is already a flop before being used.