Dear Italy team,
Thank you for not receiving the memo that read "TO ADVANCE, YOU MUST WIN TODAY." Though you tightened your head screws for the last 15 minutes of today's match, it wasn't enough. Enjoy seeing France at the airport.
Dear Marcello Lippi,
Thanks for putting Pirlo on, finally. However, you missed out on today's game because you decided not to play a key player - Mauro Camoranesi. I think it's time you and your bosses go back to the drawing board.
Dear Linesman that called an unnecessary offside that, should it not have been called, could have made today's game a tie,
Were you not aware that for a player to actually be offside, their entire body needs to be in front of the last defenceman on the opposing team as well as the ball? Now you know.
Dear every one who is going to laugh at and hate on Italy and Italians now because we celebrate too loud and because we lost,
I have two pet peeves when it comes to the World Cup and other major soccer tournaments - your actions and words. I realize that this World Cup was not Italy's time, but that's no reason to hate.
Thanks for being prejudice. No one said you couldn't celebrate when your team wins a game. Sorry that we're proud of our native country. Sorry that we take the World Cup seriously. Laugh away, but don't you dare be sucks if you lose and if your team wins, please don't honk too loudly (I might get a headache).
Haters gonna hate.
May the best team win.