Alessandro Del Piero Arrives At Sydney Airport, Fans Wait Six Hours To Cheer His Luggage (Video)

Chris Wright

17th, September 2012

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By Chris Wright

Yes, Pies would probably faint then melt down into a bubbly puddle of warm fleshy putty if Alessandro Del Piero so much as came within 500 metres of us – damn that restraining order – but when ‘hero worship’ turns to ‘hero’s luggage worship’ (at the 1:05 mark) there’s a chance that things may have gone a little too far.

Hundreds of fans waited for over six hours for Del Piero to emerge at the airport, with the Italian veteran due to start training with Sydney FC today after joining on a two-year deal – but his first port of call isn’t going to strictly football related, with the 37-year old telling ABC news: “For my family, the first priority is to see the kangaroos.”

Here’s some more fans-eye footage of Il Pinturicchio touching down in Oz, should you need it…

Via Dirty Tackle/ Video: 101GG

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