Not a monster, but is a cazzo

The wife of Francesco Schettino, the captain who crashed the Costa Concordia is insisting that her husband “was not a monster”:

Fabiola Russo defended her husband as the death toll from the disaster rose to 16 more than 10 days after the luxury liner smashed into the Tuscan island of Giglio. At least 17 passengers and crew were still unaccounted for.

Ms Russo, 48, said her husband, Capt Francesco Schettino, 52, had been unfairly made a scapegoat for the debacle, which forced the chaotic night-time evacuation of the ship’s 4,200 passengers and crew.

The commander, who has been branded “Captain Coward” by the Italian press, is under house arrest at the home he shares with his wife and 17-year-old daughter in Meta di Sorrento near Naples.

“My husband is at the centre of an unprecedented global media storm,” Ms Rossi told Oggi (Today), an Italian weekly magazine.

“I cannot think of any other naval or air tragedy in which the responsible party was treated with such violence … This is a manhunt, people are looking for a scapegoat, a monster. It’s shameful.”

He may not be a monster but he is a coward and probably an idiot and a cazzo.

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  • ConwayCaptain

    Unfortunately in this day and age it is impossible to stop uninformed commentary on high profile cases not just this one.
     
    What happened to sub judice???  Until a case had been tried you didnt get this barrage of commentary and how can you now get an unbiased jury.  This case wikll be tried under the Italian system with a Judge(s) and assissting lay persons.  I would hope that they also have an experienced marine advisor sitting with them.
     
     

  • Kiwidon

    Winston Churchill once quoted on Italian Ocean Liners
    “I like Italian ships for three reasons: the cuisine is superlative, the service is superb, and in the event of an emergency, there is none of this business about ‘women and children first!'”

    • No he didn’t that is a myth circulating via email. Farrar fell for it yesterday.

      • Kiwidon

        oop’s – saw it on a US forum and thought it was hilarious!

  • jay cee

    this is not a case where sub judice applies as the captain hasn’t applied for suppression nor did the magistrate (or the italian equivalent) order it. just like pike river it was in the public domain
    before anyone could do anything about it which is not surprising given that the grounding was
    such a big news item.

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