Ignazio La Russa and tickets for the Champions League final: this is what happened
The president of the Senate Ignazio La Russa has never made a secret of his very strong Inter faith. And it is very probable – even if it is not known exactly – that he will occupy a seat in the stands, in Istanbul on 10 June, to attend the Champions League final between Inter and Manchester City to cheer on the Nerazzurri colours.
But there is a curiosity that is bouncing around the web in these hours. There is a document made out to "Inter club Parlamento" and signed by centre-right deputy Alessandro Colucci which is causing discussion on social media. It turns out, therefore, that La Russa is personally "taking care" and "spending" to guarantee "the best conditions" to fellow parliamentarians between flights and tickets at not excessive prices. The text reads as follows: "Dear friends, with reference to the Champions League final in Istanbul, in the last few hours, President Ignazio La Russa has worked hard to obtain the best conditions". And so on the prices between flight and tickets: 1090 euros to reach the Turkish capital by plane, local transfer, insurance and 180 euros for the ticket "in a discreet position and which must be downloaded directly from the UEFA portal" .
The indignation of the fans
The case is triggering a media rumble and inevitably also the indignation of the fans, especially the curve. Getting the coupon that will give you the opportunity to access the final is not easy. Indeed, it seems to have become a real chimera. And La Russa's initiative was not appreciated by the organized supporters and by those who, even though they don't go to the stadium frequently, would still like to participate in the grand final from the stands.
According to the calculations of the coordinators of the curve, a few hundred of the 20,000 coupons reserved for Inter supporters will go to organized cheering. The Nerazzurri announced that when entering the request, "interest may be expressed for the ticket only or for a solution that also includes the charter flight and transfers to the stadium-airport, available in limited quantities". And then: "There is no advantage in requesting an access code before it expires." The club will obviously try to reward the loyalty of the fans. For example, an 8 season subscriber will be reasonably privileged compared to a 2 season subscriber. But the hunt for tickets has become something of a treasure hunt. And, from here, the natural indignation for the particular attention paid by the President of the Senate and reserved for members of Parliament. Who, it must be said, will pay for the flight and ticket for the grand final out of their own pockets.