Earlier this month, Diletta Leotta was during a soccer match at the Stadio San Paolo whan an entire section of men noticed her and suddenly began chanting “fuori le tette” at the reporter as she made her way past. That is roughly translated to “get your t*** out”.
Diletta Leotta smiled, gave them a thumbs down, and just kept walking.
Italian journalist Caterina Collovati is her colleague and she didn’t condemn the fans for what they did, rather blast Leotta for wearing outfits that reveal too much that brings focus on her body instead of talking about the game.
Collovati, who is the wife of former footballer Fulvio Collovati, criticized the popular TV host on her personal Facebook page.
“I say that if a journalist goes to the stadium being dressed up like that, she prefers to be looked at rather than listened to,” Collovati wrote on her Facebook page along with a photograph of Leotta posing with her male co-host.
“If you are interested in football listen to my words, if not just you look at me,” she said, sparking outrage in Italy, with many of her colleagues condemning the journalist’s approach of promoting football.”
Leotta spoke about the incident, claiming the fans were just joking.
Via The Sun:
But Leotta, who anchors Serie A coverage for the subscription sports streaming service DAZN, has told SunSport that she saw the funny side, which is why she smiled, wagged her finger and gave the cheeky supporters the thumbs down.
She revealed: “It was a misunderstanding.
“Napoli fans supported me throughout the game, then they tried to go further after Napoli won, but it was just a joke.
“My reaction was part of the irony of the moment.”
Here’s a closer look at Collovati:
..and now Loetta: