Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A really, really, horrible monument to victims of the Superga air disaster

According to La Repubblica, this monument was installed May 4th in the town of Borgaro Torinese, just outside of Turin, Italy.

It's a memorial to the victims of the Superga air disaster. On May 4, 1949, a plane carrying most of Torino A.C. football team crashed nearby, killing all 31 passengers.

Many Italians are outraged, calling it "ugly, disrespectful and especially gruesome." There is apparently an petition against it, but I can't find it online.

It was installed by the local government, with support from local fan group Toro Club Borgaro Grenade.

Thanks to @tejucole for the tip.

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