Inter Milan Annoyed By Porto’s Social Media Post Depicting Italian Stereotypes, Italian Media Report
Inter are annoyed by a post made by the official social media account of Champions League opponents Porto using Italian stereotypes to promote this evening’s round of sixteen second leg match.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri will ask for an explanation and potentially even an official apology from the Portuguese club for what they deem to be a tasteless use of stereotypes.
In the buildup to this evening’s match at the Estadio do Dragao, Porto’s official social media account released a promotional image which showed the Portuguese club’s players alongside a stereotypical Italian man.
Among the features depicted were a pizza, a thick handlebar moustache, and a vespa motorbike.
From the Nerazzurri’s perspective, there was little need to bring crude and irrelevant stereotypes into promoting this evening’s match.
Accordingly, Tuttosport reports, Inter will ask Porto for an explanation as to why they felt that these stereotypes were fair game in their promotional materials for this evening’s match.
In addition, the Nerazzurri could even seek an official apology from Porto President Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa at the official dinner held by UEFA.