Mick Wallace explains why he wore a Torino jersey in the Dáil
It’s quite simple really. He’s a big fan of the club and wanted to show his colours.
The Wexford TD, who is well-known for his love of Italian football, was thought by many to be a Juventus supporter, and by our reckoning became the first Irish politician to turn up for work in Leinster House in a Serie A top last week. Wallace took to his website to explain where his allegiances lie in Italian football and just how committed to the club he is.
“For the record, I am a Toro supporter,” he said on his site.
“I have a season ticket with Torino and I stand on the second tier of the curva nord. I do not have a Juve season ticket. I have been to new Juve stadium once – and that was for Italia/ Czech Republic game.”
“I go to 6 or 7 Toro games each season. So far this year I have been to see Toro/Milan, Toro/Juve, and next Sunday, I will go to Toro/Roma. I eat and drink in Caffe Rossini on Corsa Regina Margherita- a Toro bar.”
The Independent TD also goes on to explain his love for Italian football – he has only missed one World Cup or European Championship since 1982 and always watches the Azzurri play – and has been visiting Torino for more than 25 years as his sister lives in San Mauro.
Mick even signs off with ‘Forza Toro’.
Thanks for clearing up the confusion Mick.