Because they are Italians, of course, they scream while singing, they scream in the movies, they scream while buying tomatoes, they scream after the ball is drawn, before a dangerous corner, after a dangerous corner, and because someone shot, or because someone didn’t shoot, and they scream while arguing with the referee, or because they won a cup The world, or because they lost a friendly match, and yelling because the coach is bad and is not fit to lead a school team, or because the coach is the greatest coach in the world.
In fact, the question seems very silly, because among all of the above, shouting while singing the national anthem is the only logical thing.
Wolfson took samples of the players’ saliva before several matches for analysis, and discovered that they record higher levels of testosterone – the male hormone – when the players are about to receive a guest at their stadium, and even if the audience is not present, and the matter is explained by the phenomenon of “area of influence” or “Territoriality”. In males of animals, their blood sees high levels of the same hormone when they are attacked by other males within their sphere of influence.
Often, this was what prompted the Italians to scream in this way at the opening of the current Euro version against Turkey at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. It is true that the audience was present – albeit partially – but there is no other explanation for the matter. Goodbye, then, see you in an upcoming report.
not satisfied? This is a surprise, but frankly expected. First, because no one screams like the Italians when they play at home, not the English, not the Portuguese, not the Dutch, not even the Latins. Secondly, because the Italians shout in all stadiums and in all matches, in the presence and absence of the audience. And thirdly, because the Italian women’s team does the same thing when the national anthem is played as well, so unfortunately it cannot be explained by testosterone.
Also, testosterone does not explain why many people get excited at home with Italians singing their national anthem. For example, Ryan Conway, editor of The Athletic, says that “Canto degli Italiani,” or “Anthem of the Italians,” as the Romans call it, makes him proud to be Italian. Of course, you are now wondering: How can Ryan Conway be Italy? Which is a reasonable question because Conway is not really Italian, but he maintains that the anthem makes him feel that way. (4)
This enthusiasm and intensity makes Conway, and many others, feel that they are about to witness an extraordinary match, and promises them an artistic and football excitement equivalent to that which they witness while singing the anthem, and if you add to this the fact that players in most European teams do not sing their national anthem with such enthusiasm, or do not sing it at all. Launching in the case of France, for example, you will understand why many admire the Italians, simply because they flirt with our nationalist tendencies, which we feel are disappearing little by little in the era of globalization and identity fluidity. (5) (6) (7)