Image: Hugh O’Connell Wallace last week.

Mick Wallace sets the record straight on wearing Torino top in the Dáil

A lover of Italian football, the Wexford TD regularly attends matches at the Stadio Olympico di Torino.

LAST WEEK, WE brought you Mick Wallace wearing a training top of Italian side Torino during the debate on the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013.

The Independent TD, who has done fine work with Wexford Youths over the past number of years since forming the club, is in fact a season ticket holder with the Serie A outfit and regularly makes trips to Italy to watch them play.

And this morning, he confirmed his support of Torino to those who may have been unaware.

“For the record, I am a Toro supporter,” Wallace said on his website. “I have a season ticket with Torino and I stand on the second tier of the curva nord.

I do not have a Juve season ticket. I have been to new Juve stadium once – and that was for Italia/ Czech Republic game.

“I go to 6 or 7 Toro games each season. So far this year I have been to see Toro/Milan, Toro/Juve, and next Sunday, I will go to Toro/Roma. I eat and drink in Caffe Rossini on Corsa Regina Margherita- a Toro bar.

I am a big fan of Italia Football and I have attended every World Cup championship and Euro championship since 1982 except for one! always going to the Italia games.

“I became very attached to the Toro club mostly because of their fans- I find them to be socially minded and for me, the Toro fans are the heart and soul of the city of Torino, a city I love very much.”

So there you have it.

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