Perchè perchè? Why why?
La domenica mi lasci sempre sola On Sundays you always leave me alone
Per andare a vedere la partita della Roma? To go and see the Roma match
Perchè, Perchè! Because, Because!
Tifo Roma tifo Roma alè alè! I root for Roma I root for Roma!
Tonight, my father is treating me to something I haven’t had the pleasure of doing in a very, very long time. I’m off to watch a Roma match at the Stadio Olimpico. Things have changed a lot since I last went, The diehard fans are protesting the new restrictions and limitations which makes it almost impossible to buy tickets, and they’ve put up ridiculous plasitc dividers in the Curva Sud so that the fans look like penned cattle. We didn’t get tickets for the Curva Sud though, as if the hardcore fans decide to boycott this game too we’re not going to be scabs and walk into the Curva by ourselves, but we’ve got tickets for the sides.
Roma – Porto, qualifying game for the Champions League. I’m a little too excited about this.
If any of you out there are football fans following the Champions League, feel free to use this comments section as an open thread of discussion again.
In the meantime, I’m going to get myself an unofficial Roma scarf, hold it high over my head and sing the Roma anthem with everyone else.
This is what that looks like
And if we win, we will thank them, and sing Grazie Roma
The lyrics are beautiful, about love and unity and passion. If any of you are interested in them, I’ll post the translations below the fold. I know some of you like to read Italian, so you might like to see if you got them right, though I warn you they are in Roman dialect!