A local Australian-Italian Nonno has claimed he was never a fan of soccer after Italy failed to make the 2018 world cup.


Rosario Rossi, 78, has made the audacious claim that he, in fact, was never a fan of his home countries national sport. “I have never liked it,’ Rossi said. “They just chase a ball around. “I woke up to watch the match on the satellite¬†this morning, but only because it is Italy”.

Rossi, a die-hard Richmond Tigers fan, then spoke of the AFL and his preference for it over the round ball. However, in a startling revelation, Rossi’s wife, Maria, told Flack there may be more than meets the eye. “Don’t listen to that¬†stronzo,” Mrs Rossi said. “He wakes up so early to watch that stupid game”.