ROME -Marco Belinelli, Italian basketball player who plays in the NBA with the Spurs tank top, and Federica Pellegrini , champion of the blue swimming, lashed out against the Italian sports press accusing her of having given little space to the news of the death of Kobe Bryant at unlike what happened in the rest of the world. For this reason Belinelli, in his protest tweet, also made a comparison between the first pages of foreign newspapers and the first pages of Italian ones.
Marco Belinelli and Federica Pellegrini attack the Italian sports press, here are their messages posted on social media.
Marco Belinelli wrote: “The problem is that sports newspapers in Italy are NOT sports newspapers. Shame on you". Then he wanted to post his thoughts for Kobe Bryant.
“Today is a terrible day. Something tragic happened that I still can't understand can be true. It is difficult to express oneself in these moments, but I don't know why I thought that my hero, my model of life would have been immortal, instead the impossible happened today.
You have been my favorite player since I started playing basketball, you have been my role model every time I trained. I had the chance to meet you. I had the chance to play against you and each time has always been an unforgettable moment. All prayers go to the family. Rest in peace with your beloved Gigi. The best Kobe ".
Shortly thereafter, Federica Pellegrini's post: “The whole world honors a God of Sport !! And we?!?! … .. Net of the importance that football has in our beautiful country … all this is absolutely flawed !! Sport is Other for me !! Especially today !! … ".
Source: Blitz Quotidiano