This is fabulous!
A 'Paul Jiggins' in The Sun has a fairly obvious April Fool's gag about Fabio Capello ordering England's footballers to learn Italian because he can't learn English.
But just look at England's finest knuckle-draggers' responses to the story:
Posted by: pom1954
i am missing something here,,30 people have to learn Italian rather than one person learning English!! makes good sense, i suppose only chianti and pasta on menu also!
Posted by: LabourOUT
They should all learn Polish and Punjabi like the rest of the nation because we'll all be forced to speak them languages soon anyway. What a joke this country is!
Posted by: Warrior
The clue is in the job title, "England Manager", if you cant lean it, take a hike!
Posted by: sarah123
this is England are players shouldnt have to learn Italian to play English football, you should learn English.
Posted by: jimbo1
HE WANTED THE ENGLAND JOB SO HE SHOULD WANT TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE FRO THE PLAYERS PRESS THE LOT!!
Biggest Idiot of All prize must go to:
Posted by: mikeprice
what a day to say it-April 1st.Suggest that FA demand he stops messing about and sit down and get a grip and make an effort to start learning now.How dare he demand the team to now learn Italian!!
Although this guy, who can clearly at least type, should hang his head:
Posted by: Daps
I dont think this is true. If however it is true, I would advise the FA to sack him as that comment is a disgrace to England. If he cant learn to speak English, he should quickly resign. It is insultive enough for him to use a translator for his interviews after deceiving the FA with a promise to start speaking good English by January 2008. If an English manager takes over Italy, how will they take such suggestion for Italian National team to learn English to be able to communicate with the coach. If this is true, Capello has simply said to the FA: Guys, I am not competent to manage England. Where is national pride by the way?
P.S. Saw story on Football365.