Originally Posted by Crackedpleasures
While I hope Maccabi will do well in all games, especially against Juve I hope for a sensational win. Because I cannot stand Juventus. Awful club
Seeing a team you like win is ALWAYS nice, but when the opponent is a team you dislike the win tastes even sweeter.
Why disliking Juve? The club is just wrong, totally wrong. Corrupt bunch of board members, goalie declaring he likes fascism, founded by elitists who even commanded to wear a tie on the pitch in the early days, claiming to be the worldīs best supported club but always playing in a half empty Delle Alpi, ... I just dislike this club very much. Of course I wish Haifa good luck in all games, but especially against Juve it would be very very sweet to get points.
Actually Juventus is an intresting case. They were founded by aristocrats, by the so called elite and controlled by the Angelli family of the FIAT group. So you initially could call them an "elite club", but half of their fans are from working class. In a recent poll in Italy, Juventus had around 30% of the fans while Internazionale was second place with 18% just a bit ahead of Milan with 17%.
Many workers from southern Italy went to the north, especially to Turin and were employed by FIAT and are grateful to them.
In Italy it is difficult to analyze clubs by their social class because it is pretty much mixed, but maybe through political view you could have a better highlight.
For example Lazio tend to represent more the extreme right while Livorno the extreme left.
Roma are called leftist by Lazio fans, even there was a famous banner in a derby match "squadra di negri, curva di ebrei", meaning "team of blacks, curva (where the hard core fans stay) of Jews". But the Roma ultras are identified nowadays with the right (not so radical as Lazio of course).
In the "Derby della Madonina" how the Milan derby is known. Milan used to be considered the team more to the right, especially since Berlusconi came in and Inter more to the left, but Inter curva is known to be "right".
And the fact they have an oil magnate as owners (Angelo Moratti in the early stages and now his son Massimo Moratti) also refutes this theory.
When i was once in Italy i met with a Juventus fan and when he knew i was Jewish he said that Inter had many Jewish fans. But i wouldnīt be surprised to Milan for example having many Jewish supporters, especially because current Berlusconi government tends to be less critical on Israel and sometimes even supporting it.
Anyways, hope Maccabi Haifa wins, but not because of this "hatred" you have for Juventus, but rather in support for an Israeli team.