Monday, April 4, 2011

AS Roma: sold to Americans

American investor group to buy AS Roma football club
Rome, March 30 (IANS/AKI) An American investor group led by Thomas DiBenedetto, part owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, has agreed to purchase the AS Roma football squad... Roma, founded in 1927, last won the Serie A title in 2001 and is currently in sixth place, trailing leder Milan by 12 points.

AS Roma flags and logos above a Garbatella bar.
This news was big in our neighborhood. Garbatella residents are enthusiastic supporters of the AS Roma team, as evidenced by flags, murals and graffiti.
A wall painted in the team colors.

Murals all over Garbatella celebrate the 2001 Championship.

The team mascot under the window.

Graffiti honoring one AS Roma's stars: #10 - Francesco Totti

Was this a shrine to the Virgin before its makeover?