What happens to the two curves in Milan?

Examination of the new course of the Ultras of Milan and Inter.

It is incorrectly believed that the four canonical Gospels tell the same story: that of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. In reality, each evangelist tells this event from his own position, with his own style and his own personal story. Mark is more essential, Luke more historical, Matthew more catechistic, John more philosophical. Nevertheless, there are some parallels in this variety of sources, styles and interpretations. One of the most important is the famous episode of “Expulsion of the Merchants from the Temple”.

Meanwhile they went to Jerusalem. And when he went into the temple, he began to drive out those who sold and bought in the temple; He overturned the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling pigeons 16 and he suffered no things to be brought through the temple. 17 And he taught them, saying, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people?’ Instead, you have made it a den of thieves! [1]

When such a fact recurs in all four texts, exegetes stop and think about it. They unanimously reach a general conclusion: the parallelism between these indicates that the episode a) very likely occurred and b) is extremely important. In this case it is to the extent that it touches that Heart of the evangelical proclamation: faith and conversion of the heart, there tainted by those who use its spiritual power for personal gain. When it comes to faith, there is nothing more important than defending it from those who seek to attack it.

This also happens in football, as Galeano noted [2] among other things – a secularized faith. Woe betide anyone who undermines the trust of fans, woe betide anyone who ridicules the meaning of symbols or exploits their evocative power to buy complete enjoyment. This is very clear when the fans thicken their shoulders and feel more RightAttack on the economic-commercial tendencies of modern football.

But what happens when football as a system no longer consumes the fans, but rather they are the ones who encourage its devouring?

The question is perhaps too extreme, but it is more of a desperate cry of alarm y final, which is a preemptive indictment of the curves of the main Italian squares. We are primarily talking about big cities here, and in this sense we have an ideal – exemplary – shore two Milan curves, North Inter and South Milan. Milan is actually one small Metropolis that, in its enormous visibility, seems to offer a more clearly defined reality to the study than others (such as Rome and Naples).

We began with a quote from the Gospel of Mark. For some it may be an exaggeration, but the analogy is based on the fact that in both the one (religious) and the other (football) cases there are still those who are in the garden increasingly yellowed by the detritus of time you think with passion, heart and authenticity a certainly Values. Many of those who visit Inter and Milan remain loyal to a certain tradition, they are ambassadors of a ancestral code, of a certain behavior when wearing their colors. All of this is beyond doubt and should not be forgotten. But it is a part that, although it represents a majority, has no effective power about the fate of the two curves. Something has changed in the last few years, you can feel it within yourself – the old guard, so to speak. Look with suspicion and even ridicule I particularly like the new route on the Milan side – and that is also noticeable from the outside. The charge is the same for both curves: too much spectacle (especially social media) little substance (ultras).

Just an example of the climate within the Rossoneri fans

[1] Mark 11:15-19. Parallels in Mt 21:12-17 and Luke 19:45-48.

[2] Football, said Eduardo, is the only religion in which there are no atheists.

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