More Banners, More Hilarity

The last post about strisconi brought back too many fun memories for me not to want to dwell on the topic for as long as possible. So in all it's simplicity, some of my favorites from all time, from all fan:

NO AGLI STEWARD, SI ALLE HOSTESS
Fiorentina fans expresses their preference on a new law proposal that would put stewards in stadiums for safety: "No to stewards, yes to hostesses". I tend to agree, hostesses would be better.

NOI AI PLAYOFF, VOI ALLA PLAYSTATION
Livorno is the subject of the Pisa fans derision: while in serie B, Pisa was on course for a promotion play-off game, while bitter rivals Livorno were busy fighting off relegation: "We're going to the play-off, you're going to the Playstation".


LAZIO-LATINA, IL DERBY S'AVVICINA
Romanisti having fun at Lazio's expense: "Lazio-Latina, the derby's getting closer".


INTER CAMPIONE D'ITALIA, BENVENUTI A SCHERZI A PARTE!
Scherzi a parte is an Italian tv show, a sort of early predecessor to Punk'd: "Inter the Italian champions, welcome to Scherzi a parte!"


FIGO INFORTUNATO, GATTO VENDICATO
After Figo ran over a cat outside of Inter's training ground, an animal rights group put up a banner at the gates: "Figo injured, the cat is avenged".


SIETE PIÙ BRUTTI DELLA MULTIPLA
Referring to Juve fans, and a particularly ugly model by Juve's owners Fiat: "You're uglier than the Multipla".


CASSANO: DE GALACTICO SOLO 'LI BRUFOLI
As Cassano moved to Real Madrid, romanisti predicted his lack of success in Spain: "Cassano: the only thing galactic are the pimples"


NOI REALIZZAMO I VOSTRI SOGNI
In the first derby after winning the Champions League in 2003, Milan's curva narrowed in on a weakness of their cousins: "We realize your dreams".


MA LO STADIO KE L'AVETE PRESO ALL'IKEA?
In an Empoli-Fiorentina game, the away fans heckled their hosts: "Did you pick up the stadium at IKEA?"


A NOI... CE S'E' ROTTO ER FAX
After a new law stating that all banners must be approved prior to their being allowed into Italian stadiums, the romanisti have a message: "Our fax machine is broken"


SEMO TUTTI PARUCCHIERI
In Italy, hairdressers are always off on Mondays. So when the powers that be tried to discourage romanisti from travelling to Firenze by scheduling a game during Roma's scudetto hunt of 2001 on a Monday, and more than 8 000 Romans showed up anyway, there was only one thing to do: "We're all hairdressers".


FRISK DACCE ER RESTO
In the 2004 CL game between Roma and Dinamo Kiev, referee Frisk was hit in the head with a coin, famously putting an end to that game: "Frisk give us the change".

ABASSO I BEATLES VIVA LANDO FIORINI
Lando Fiorini is a very popular singer, known for singing typically Roman songs, so called stornelli. Hence, in a game against Liverpool: "Down with the Beatles, long live Lando Fiorini"


VOI 4 SU 4 MANCO COR VIAGRA
I include this one grudgingly: it's from lazio's Curva Nord, in a derby. But it's good, really good. The year after lazio won 4 straight derbies (2 in the league, 2 in the cup): "You couldn't make 4 in a row even on Viagra".


SENZA ARBITRI E CREATINA , LA JUVE VA IN ROVINA
In a Parma-Juve (note the rhyme pattern in the original Italian, impossible to replicate in English): "Without referees and creatine, Juve are in ruins".


GATTUSO A CANILE
"Gattuso to the dog pound".


JUVE 94-98: BELLE EPOQUE
Ubiquitous banner highlighting the usage of the drug EPO in Juventus between 1994 and 1998.


INTERISTA DIVENTI PAZZO
Milan's Curva Sud unleashed a gigantic tifo mosaic of Munch's The Scream with the words: "Interista you're going crazy".


MOGGI CHIAMI I MIEI PROFESSORI X CAMBIARMI LA PAGELLA
In the midst of Calciopoli's unraveling: "Moggi, call my professors and change my grade"

- 36, L'ERA GLAZIALE
From 2008, when Roma finished 36 points ahead of lazio. Era glaciale means ice age, and...nothing more needs to be said.