Well-known MLS hater Giorgio Chinaglia, on the lam from the Italian police

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by JeremyEritrea, Jul 22, 2008.

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  1. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not exactly MLS related, but because that bastard takes every opportunity to bash MLS, I admit that I'm experiencing a LOT of schadenfreude at this news.

    Mods, if this is too off topic, please feel free to move it elsewhere.

    Italian police arrest seven linked in mafia bid for Rome club Lazio

    Ha ha ha, Giorgio. Karma.
  2. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    The question is who is the first BigSoccer poster to see him and report him to the authorities.
  3. CACuzcatlan

    CACuzcatlan Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He owns the Cosmos name, right?

    MLS can now use the name without consequence cause this fool will be in prison or on the run and not able to protest/sue.
  4. nick

    nick Member+

    Nov 23, 1998
    Potomac Falls, Va
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He does not own the rights to "Cosmos" Brand. That is owned by a former club official.
  5. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    named Pepe Pinton.

    THOMA GOL BigSoccer Supporter

    Yokohama F-Marinos
    Jul 16, 1999
    Paradise of the Pacific
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He can run, but he can't hide. One day closer to his date with Luficer.
  7. Revolt

    Revolt Member+

    Jun 16, 1999
    Davis, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But would Lucifer even understand him?
  8. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    he's not that "well-known."
  9. krudmonk

    krudmonk Member+

    Mar 7, 2007
    S.J. Sonora
    San Jose Earthquakes
    He's former Nazio. Perhaps he's hiding in Paraguay.
  10. flippin269

    flippin269 Member+

    Aug 3, 2003
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's an internet sensation, yo. Haven't you seen Italian Spiderman?

  11. equus

    equus Member

    Jan 6, 2007

    Hey, is that Pablo Mastroeni playing the dealer, with the red fez on? :D
  12. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I meant the "well-known" to modify "MLS hater," not Chinaglia.

    As in "it's well-know by dweebs on BigSoccer that Chinaglia hates MLS."

  13. Werdman89

    Werdman89 Member+

    May 27, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    hmm, he fled the US two years ago... Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he do some analysis for ESPN during the World Cup in '06? I suppose he must've left shortly after that.
  14. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He "is believed to have fled to the United States two years ago."

    He left Italy and is currently in the USA.
  15. NeilB

    NeilB Member

    Mar 17, 2000
    Mount Kisco, NY
    The Big Soccer member who rats him out should get a free lifetime Platinum membership to BigSoccer.
  16. sostoked

    sostoked Member

    Jul 7, 2008
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Poor Chinaglia. He gets screwed everytime he does business...
  17. Golazo

    Golazo Member+

    Apr 15, 1999
    Decatur, GA USA
    Oh, the delight. The sheer delight of it all.

    Suck it, Giorgio.
  18. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    He's tied into a crime syndicate?

    In Russia, players get plaques and medals for that.
  19. Nutmeg

    Nutmeg Member+

    Aug 24, 1999
    The funniest thing in all this is how hard he tried to pass himself off as a legitimate businessman. It took hours to get the snake oil off even after shaking the guy's hands. A waste of a human being.

    I'm surprise the USSF hasn't employed him already.
  20. kuhl

    kuhl BigSoccer Supporter

    Jul 21, 2002
    St. Paul
    I am no Detective but I am pretty sure the Italians could find him here:

    The Football Show
    Wednesdays, 5 pm ET
    Legendary soccer star Giorgio Chinaglia and Charlie Stillitano, past general manager of the New York/New Jersey MetroStars and U.S. Soccer Foundation founding board member, team up every Wednesday to cover the best teams and leagues from around the globe with expert analysis and interviews with the sport's most intriguing personalities. Give Giorgio & Charlie a call at 877-629-4614 or email them at thefootballshow@sirius-radio.com.

  21. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    "Give him the taser! The TASER!"
  22. Jasonian

    Jasonian New Member

    May 8, 2006
    Was there ever any allegations of misconduct re the demise of ChampionsWorld LLC, or was that just your garden variety Chapter 11 filing?

    Never heard the whole story there...
  23. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1 hour and 40 minutes from now - who's going to call in and ask about his criminal activities?
  24. EdTheRed

    EdTheRed Member+

    Feb 6, 2001
    Loose On The Town
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Cook Islands
    "I never knew no ChampionsWorld LLC. I got my own LLC, Senator."
  25. luciusmagister

    luciusmagister New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    7th Heaven
    I know I shouldn't but I kind of like Giorgio. I really liked seeing him and Eric go at it in the studio. Being charged with this sort of thing in Italy? You've got to be kidding. I'm under the impression that there is a lot of corruption in Italy so why go after this guy? Did he fail to make the right bribes or something?

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