It’s a tale as old as time, or at least as old as the Viola’s Le Coq Sportif deal. Just like they did with their displeasure with the Della Valle ownership, Fiorentina fans are again taking to a protest. This time they are putting together a social media campaign (can’t really have any other type right now, after all) targeting Mayor Nardella and the City of Firenze Municipal Government.
Associazione Centro Coordinamento Viola Club (ACCVC) and Associazione Tifosi Fiorentini (ATF) have organized through its global Viola Club channels a campaign to support Fiorentina patron, Rocco Commisso, in his efforts to renovate the Stadio Artemio Franchi or build a new facility to help him and the club reach their goals. #NOISTIAMOCONROCCO is now trending on Twitter. Fans from all over Firenze, Tuscany, Italy, Europe, the US, China and yes, probably even Poggibonsi have taken pictures with a sign with hashtag to show their support for Rocco and Fiorentina. Rocco has spent months trying to get the support of the Mayor of Firenze in building a stadium. Fans are now adding their voices to the club’s in solidarity for a move to a new stadium in the suburb of Campi Bisenzio if the city continues to stonewall development plans for the Franchi and the Campo di Marte.
We were able to speak with Alessandro Sisto, ACCVC North America Delegate and President of Viola Club of New York. He had this to say: “In order to support Rocco with his campaign for the new stadium, the Associazione Centro di Coordinamento Viola Club in Florence, with its President Filippo Pucci and all its associates is launching this virtual campaign to say ‘that’s enough’ and support Rocco Commisso with his willingness to create the new stadium. The initiative consists in posting a picture with the hashtag #NOISTIAMOCONROCCO around the city and the cities to create awareness that Viola fans are with their president Rocco. The hope is to have all the people realize that we need a new stadium, for the team and for the city and stopping the ‘hot potato’ game in order to have him realize the stadium as quick as possible!”
To keep with that ideology, we proudly present a few of our members messages of support. Support of Fiorentina. Support of Rocco Commisso. Support for a new Stadium. Support of the local fans that pour their hearts out everyday, representing the city and club we all have grown to love.
If you want to post your own picture and support the effort, please do so. Post your picture on Twitter or Facebook with the #NOISTIAMOCONROCCO. If you tweet and tag @ViolaNation, we too will retweet your image to ensure it reaches the masses.
Please follow this process by adding ACCVC on Facebook. All pictures will be added there.