October 8th, 2010

Kiko Macheda: Lost In Translation

They’re saying what? Kiko considers the possible ramifications of a poor translation. (Getty Images/Daylife)

You might have read reports over the last couple of days that Federico Macheda apparently described Manchester United team mate Wayne Rooney as a ‘chav’, in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport whilst on international duty.

However, today it transpires that the newspaper translation departments had been rather loose with their interpretation and Kiko was actually affectionately comparing his working class roots with those of Wayne, the omission of the words ‘like me’ being key to the story.

While we in no way condone Rooney’s latest shenanigans, this kind of thing does make it look rather like the English media are prepared to jump on anything potentially negative involving an NT player and exploit it for all it’s worth.

Under this kind of pressure, the team’s lack of success on the pitch seems a little more reasonable, no?

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8 Responses to “Kiko Macheda: Lost In Translation”

  1. footieflu says:

    That was mighty rude of the British press to do such a stupid thing….they are just out to create trouble…. disappointing :(

  2. @AgnesWonka says:

    wtf? Kiko is cool but he's not THAT classy to have the right to talk about Wayne!

  3. Jo_ says:

    How sweet that he was quick to text big brother Rio to clear things up. :D

  4. FTC says:

    Nasty lazy journos twisting words … again.

    Kiko does not need to worry about Rooney's reaction. Rooney has been on the tough end of lazxy journos many times before and will know exactly how Kiko feels.

  5. LoseThatGirl says:

    Lazy journalism, plain and simple. A total non-story based on a misunderstanding.

  6. Bebo Ronaldo says:

    Even if it was the wrong translation, it is kinda true (no offence intended)!

  7. Missy Manchester says:

    The Internet strikes again. A computer, Google translation and "insta-filing" of stories are turning news reportage into a farce. It's pretty sad when the blogs have more integrity and accuracy than the traditional mainstream news sources. (And bloggers…being by nature more skeptical…will usually dig deeper to uncover the truth behind the story. They also seem to have more of an obligation to their readers and are quick to right a wrong.)

    That's why I'm still a reader of Kickette. The writers don't go racing to post a story before checking their facts.

    RE: MUFC's "lack of success" on the pitch
    Sir Alex Ferguson blames it on the fact that the team seems to have "lost their killer edge" but SAF is determined to help them rediscover it. I can't wait to see how he does it. (I'm envisioning gladitorial style training sessions a la Spartacus–Blood and Sand!! Let the games begin!!) LOL

  8. lorena_yGp says:

    Who is making football headlines these days….brothers Grimm??? I mean Kaka torn between Inter and Milan,Pepe going to Barcelona,Sergio is called stupid and ignorant ?!what's next …REALLY what's next!!??