After all, the reason of financial mismanagement is inadequate, and veils something more sinister. Parma's demise is symptomatic of a pervasive malevolence in Italian football, of administrators and owners who are willing to suborn each other to tear down the history and culture of institutions that are embedded in civic life. Parma is a club that deserves to live and breathe in a city that has left a lasting mark on me since my visit there last year, a city poised, self-confident, and possessing the most exquisite cuisine in Italy.
Below are some pictures of the warm Parma fan club that my host and I stumbled upon during one of our excursions in the city. In bocca al lupo, Parma F.C. .