FIORENTINA And NAPOLI POPE FRANCESCO . THE TWO TEAMS RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE CUP FINAL ITALY TOMORROW
This morning , on the eve of the final of the Italian Cup , the delegations of Fiorentina and Napoli were received in audience by Pope Francis together with the referees and the President of the Lega Serie A Maurizio Beretta , who gave the Pontiff the ball of the final and reproduction the trophy.
Pope Francis (pictured official Twitter SSCNapoli ) took the opportunity to launch a message to your world of football: “As a boy I went several times to the stage and I have good memories . I went alone and with my family . Joyful moments of Sunday , along with my family. wish i wish that football and every other sport very popular recoveries size of the party. Nowadays even the football moves into a big business , advertising , television , and so on. But the factor statement must not take precedence over the sport , because it threatens to pollute everything, both internationally and nationally and locally . “
” In Italy, as in Argentina and other countries , football is a social phenomenon and requires a social responsibility on the part of the players on the field and off the field, and by managers . You are the center of attention and many of your admirers are children and young people , keep this in mind, you think your behavior has a resonance , for good and bad. always be true sportsmen ! sport in itself contains a strong educational value , for personal growth in harmony of body and spirit and growth in social solidarity, loyalty and respect. which football can always develop this potential! Good luck to all of you and that tomorrow night is a nice sports festival ! this will hope . “