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It’s Friday and you’re not doing anything else. Drink one of these purple beers.

What’s that? It’s 2:30 PM? Yeah, it’s probably late enough for one of these, considering that your schedule has nothing but Netflix on it.

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ViolaNation exclusive video interview with Antonio Cincotta on Covid-19

Guidance, perspective, compassion, strength - Cincotta never stops leading

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Rocco just sent out a very reassuring letter

The Viola owner is saying and doing all the right things in the face of a crisis.

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Inter Milan want to swap 3 shoes and a sandwich for Castrovilli

Prying away Serie A’s breakout performer of the season might not be as simple as so many reporters seem to think.

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Rocco Commisso and Fiorentina create a Gofundme to benefit the hospitals of Firenze [updated: some extra details]

Commisso family donates €250,000, looks to fund €500,00... you too can help!

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