Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Don't Hate

There's been a lot of buzz about the American born and raised Giuseppi Rossi who scored two goals to help Italy defeat the US National Team in the first match of the Confederations Cup on Monday.

Rossi scores the second and fourth goal of the game

Despite spending the first 13 years of his life in America, he has decided to play for the country of his mother and father. Some folks have called him a traitor, Judas, and even worse. When I think about it however, I can't blame him in the least.

This is a kid who wanted to be a professional soccer player from the time he learned to walk. So, when Parma offered him a spot in their academy, he accepted and moved to Italy with his family. Do you think he would have had the same soccer education in the US? No. Europe is where you go to test yourself at the highest level. He lived in Italy for 5 years and his parents are Italian. It makes total sense for the kid to want to play for Italy. That's his heritage. It has since worked out for the kid.

Rossi discusses playing for ManU and his move to Europe

So, don't hate. It's not good for the soul.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree. Can you blame him for wanting to play for Italy which gives him more of a chance to win a world cup?