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Retro Football: Roberto Mancini Wants To Sell You A Sega Mega Drive, 1993 (Video)

By Chris Wright

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Back in 1993, long before the cashmere scarves, the impeccable overcoats and the silken silver hair, Roberto Mancini (along with his Italian national team cohorts Walter Zenga and Gigi Lentini) found himself pressed into becoming the ever-so-slightly awkward poster boy for the Sega Mega Drive – featuring in a series of television adverts alongside Italian comedian Jerry Cala.

Bob doesn’t really put a foot wrong but there’s a distinct emotional void behind the smile. Indeed, perhaps never has it been more apparent that the star of the commercial has little to no interest in the product he’s being paid handsomely to shill (skip to the 1:00 mark in the first video)…

(Timelessly brilliant spot from the chaps over at @SavileRogue)

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Programming note: By the way folks, I (Chris) am going to be away this weekend on a family jaunt so Pies may be slightly quieter than usual over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

That said,  Alan is going to be filling in manfully and steadying the ship with his hand on the tiller and his eyes on the prize, so fear ye not, Pies will still be ticking over nicely!

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By Chris on October 11th, 2013 in Featured, Managers, Retro, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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6 Responses to “Retro Football: Roberto Mancini Wants To Sell You A Sega Mega Drive, 1993 (Video)”

  1. sirreg says:

    nay shopping mir collo kitchen gizmo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXGUHD-_X-A

  2. Peters says:

    Wonder if Roberto ever threatened Carlos T with that light zapper to get back onto the pitch

  3. Straight Dave says:

    Nah, I highly doubt he ever did that.

  4. TravisKOP says:

    what a handsome devil mancini is/was

  5. James Taylor says:

    Sega means “wank” in Italian so the product proved something of a, ahem, hard sell.

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