The Italian football association has launched a pilot to show how its blue line could be transformed into a TV series, following the success of the sport’s biggest TV show, The World Cup.
The first season of the BlueLine show, which will begin with its second game in the Italian Super Cup against Sassuolo on May 17, is expected to air on Canal+ and Canal+ TV, as well as Eurosport, Mediasat and Sport Medios.
With its iconic colours, blue and white, the blue line has attracted millions of viewers worldwide.
But the new show is not only about the football.
It is also about a wider social issue that has been bubbling up over the last two decades, with the rise of anti-social behaviour in the league.
“We see a football in Italy, but it’s not the same as in England,” Giuseppe Morrone, president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), told La Repubblica newspaper.
He said he hoped the Blueline show could serve as a warning to players who are caught up in the problem.
“If we can help these young people, then we can also help ourselves,” he said.
“We have to take responsibility for this issue.”‘
We want the players to stay safe’The BlueLine programme will begin in the summer with two episodes and will feature interviews with the players.
Morrone said the aim was to create a programme that would inspire young people.
“There are some things that are important in football, but we want the young players to stick with it, not lose interest, and not to give up,” he added.
More: “There is a huge responsibility, as we know, but I don’t think it is enough to just say that we are going to put on a show.
We want to show what happens inside the team, what’s happening with the young people and what’s going on with the club.”
I don’t want this to be a show for us to talk about.
I want it to be something for the young guys to experience.”‘
It is a shame that the Blue line has been destroyed’The programme is being launched after an extensive consultation process involving the club, the FECA, the Italian FA, the police and the police forces of other Italian cities.”
“If you go to the football stadium and you see the colour of the shirt, that means the young person is safe.” “
It is important that it is shown as a reality, so that the youth, when they grow up, will know that this is a very important thing.”
“If you go to the football stadium and you see the colour of the shirt, that means the young person is safe.”
The Blue Line will be shown on Canal+, Canal+ television and Eurosport in Italy and Canal+, Mediasot in France.