Kick off in Italy

Italy is famous for its football but the Financial Times reported kicks of a different kind last week. Governor of the Bank of Italy Antonio Fazio was said to have instructed one of his bodyguards to "kick him a bit so he goes away" referring to a journalist. If only Fazio could have taught Roberto Baggio how to take penalties before the 1994 World Cup.

From The Financial Times,

Antonio Fazio, Bank of Italy governor, is often referred to as "the Pope": his job is for life, he's even less access