Love him or hate him, one thing is for sure: everyone in Italy has an opinion about Milan's owner, Silvio Berlusconi. The Italian businessman who has served three terms as the Italian Prime Minister has one unique, albeit odd trait - being the owner of one of the most important football teams in the world.
Rarely have we seen a man with such an important political connotation also try and lead a team to European glory. It makes for an interesting story line, many intertwined subplots, and plenty of headlines in newspapers around the world.
The question many have been asking is how Berlusconi's resignation from the Prime Minister position will affect Milan. First off, let's clear out the boring news: the resignation came because he no longer had the majority of votes in parliament. Now that that's out of the way, let's move to the fun stuff..
Note, I'm not a political junkie, but I'm informed enough to make my own rational opinions based on knowledge of how the system works.
Opinion #1: Berlusconi's resignation means he can focus more on the Rossoneri. This has been heavily debated in recent days. While he's not fornicating with minors, Berlusconi had to make important decisions along with Galliani, such as: should we trade Digao for two pounds of flour to a second division Romanian side, and: how would I dispose of Pato if he got my daughter pregnant? First off, Pato isn't going anywhere as long as he's dating Silvio's daughter, the beautiful Barbara Berlusconi. Anyway back to the original question.
Silvio's resignation most likely means he can focus more on a dream which he has stated multiple times: to field a squad that plays champagne football on the European platform, both home and away. No longer being the PM of Italy means he can somewhat drift back into the shadows. He has recently been demonized because of his laundry list of naughty behaviour - from having orgies with minors, to tax evasion. It's about time he disappeared from the negative limelight.
Love him or hate him, everyone has an opinion about Silvio
Also, think of this: Imagine how difficult it must be to be the PM of a country in economic turmoil, and be faced with decisions of purchasing players for sums nearing €20 million. How do you think the working class of Italy feels when they see their PM shelling out millions for a football player with gelled hair when there are so many other problems affecting the country?
Final Thoughts: Galliani has said in the prominent Italian sports news outlet La Gazzetta that he has dreamed of bringing Dider Drogba to Milan for a long time. A day later, Galliani said the market is closed (which is two days after he said Maxi Lopez is Milan class). Point is, Galliani loves evoking his inner supermodel bombshell and teasing us past belief. My take: Drogba could come as a loan to take some of the weight off of Ibra and be his "vice". Will be interesting to see. Either way, I'm sure someone will come to fill the void left by Cassano's absence.
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