Apparently, if someone hurts your feelings in Italy, you can sue them and get some cash.
Italian champions Inter have been ordered to pay damages to a Napoli supporter, who sued for "existential damage" caused by offensive chanting and banners displayed by Nerazzurri fans during a league match last October.
Wow, those banners must have been horrible to damage a man's philosophical understanding of himself. When you walk out of a football game wondering who you are, you've seen a pretty terrible banner.
Inter have been ordered to pay €1,500 to the fan, who has chosen to remain anonymous, after their supporters showed banners at the San Siro calling Naples the "sewer of Italy". Other banners read: "Ciao cholera sufferers" and "Neapolitans have got tuberculosis" in reference to a crisis in which the streets of the southern Italian city became deluged with rotting refuse for several months following a dispute involving Camorra-run waste disposal service companies, landfill sites and the government.
Okay. Can Inter counter sue the fan for being an enormous pussy? Are their "pussy damages" in Italian courts?
The fan's lawyer, Raffaele Di Monda, said the chanting and the banners had left his client feeling "indignant and deeply hurt".
Aw. Did da baby see mean words?