September 2, 2009

Materazzi sues over joke on TV

Some television series had a character that was an avid Serie A football player. On the show that guy said he lost that week because Inter Milan defender Marco Materazzi getting sent off.

I guess that's grounds for a slander suit. Though it appears to be half tongue-in-cheek.
As a result of such defamatory slander, Materazzi is asking for €1 for every viewer that saw the scene.

"We have received a complaint from the player," harumphed TV director Marco Manetti of Manetti Bros. "The ironic thing is I'm an Inter fan; in fact in the series there are continual references to the team."
Funny stuff.

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