Poor Tommy Smyth, color commentator for ESPN's Champions League matches. Blogging on what the build up to the big match (this afternoon, or tonight, depending where you are not reading this) has been like, he shares this report on his arrival in Rome:
My taxi driver told me that United can't win because he says that Ronaldo plays like a girl. He told me United need a player like Totti - he was a Roma fan. When I said: 'Yes, Totti is good, but Roma are not in the Champions League next year and United (with Ronaldo) won last year and maybe this year as well'; adding: 'Which team would you rather be supporting?' He stopped the taxi and made me get out. So I don't know what his answer was going to be.