The South (Of Italy) Will Rise Again

Not sure why — and to be frank, even if I was there, I probably would’ve been too scared to ask them; they appear to be a surly bunch — but Napoli supporters flew the Confederate Flag in the away stand during their gripping 4-1 loss to Chelsea on Wednesday that pushed them from the Champions League.

Update: An explanation as to why the Napoli supporters fly the Confederate Flag can be found here. Thanks to Eric Beard for sending the post our way.

One comment

  1. Will

    The article shows a real gap in connecting historical facts to cultural life. People still wave the flag in the south because of the regional connection not because they want to re-institute slavery. Still 150 years later and the south is still wounded by the Civil War yet bonds as a common people. The (assumingly) American writer seems to know less about the flag’s significance than the Italian professor.

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