The Malta Independent 16 February 2019, Saturday

Tajani’s Maltese speechwriter disagrees with boss… but it’s about football

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 15:06 Last update: about 8 months ago

The Maltese speechwriter employed by European President Antonio Tajani is disagreeing with his own boss, but it has nothing to do with politics.

The conflict is about the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus, which has been the talk of the town for the past days, probably as much as the World Cup.

Tajani, in spite of his links with former Milan president Silvio Berlusconi, is a Juventus supporter and, like most of them, sees the arrival of Ronaldo increasing his favourite club’s chance of winning the much coveted Champions League.


Juventus have dominated Italian football, winning the championship seven years in a row, but always failing to couple it with the Champions League, a competition they last won in 1996. Juventus have lost the last five Champions League finals they played in.

Upon the official announcement that Ronaldo joined Juventus, Tajani (in photo with Juventus coach Massimo Allegri) said that Ronaldo should have the motivation to win a fourth Champions League in a row (having won the last three with Real Madrid).

But Tajani’s Maltese speechwriter, Peter Agius, an Inter fan, uploaded a post on Facebook disassociating himself from his boss.

Clearly, the two do not see eye to eye on this one.

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