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更新时间:2012/10/20 14:00:45 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

在意大利那不勒斯市的铁杆球迷,又称极端球迷,向当地足球俱乐部发出通知,对其在网上售票的做法提出警告。许多极端球迷参与犯罪集团非法倒卖足球票,牟取暴利。如果俱乐部推出网上售票这将直接威胁到他们的利益。

Matchday at the San Paulo stadium in Naples: a cauldron of footballing passion and spiritual home to 60,000 dedicated Napoli supporters. But a vast banner unfurled at the team's last home game hinted at a darker side to Neapolitans' love of football. "Tickets online," it read. "Never!" The message was the work of a group of die-hard Napoli ultras.

The reason for their opposition to online ticket sales is simple: some ultras, long-linked with the local Camorra crime syndicate, make a killing out of buying up batches of tickets, then selling them on to eager fans for up to three times their face value. Online sales could help put an end to that.

The scam was highlighted last season when tickets went on sale for Napoli's Champions League match against Chelsea. Camorra-backed thugs bullied their way to the front of the queue, leaving many fans empty-handed, after a 12-hour wait for the chance to see their heroes in action against the London club.

Quiz 听力测验

What is the name of the stadium in Naples?
San Paolo Stadium.

What message was written on the banner that was unfolded at the stadium?
Tickets online. Never!

How much more genuine do football fans have to pay for their tickets from these ticket touts?
Fans have paid as much as three times the face value for tickets.

What is the name of the crime group in Naples?
Camorra crime syndicate.

Glossary 词汇表

cauldron 大锅
spiritual home 精神家园
unfurled 展开
die-hard 铁杆(球迷)
ultras 极端铁杆(球迷)
make a killing 赚很多钱(暴利)
eager 热切期待的
face value 面值
thugs 暴徒
empty handed 空手而归

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