Reality TV star Kim Kardashian awakened an old spat between Roma and Lazio after she rocked Roma’s 1978/79 jersey in Los Angeles, USA.
The renowned world celebrity caught the attention of Roma, who quickly posted a shot of the American-born media celebrity rocking the 1978/79 shirt.
Kim Kardashian rocking the Roma football jersey is not a strange phenomenon. The Reality TV star and mother of four had previously pulled a media stunt when she was spotted in a rare PSG kit.
She took to her Instagram handle to post a pic of herself rocking the PSG kit as she stood with her children.
Meanwhile, after Roma picked interest in Kim Kardashian’s pose, recognizing and thanking her for putting on the 1978/79 edition of Giallorossi shirt, Serie A rivals Lazio were not pleased with the development.
The two Italian clubs are bitter rivals as obtained in other top domestic leagues in Europe. Kim Kardashian’s pose reawakened the rivalry between them, with Lazio playing down Kim Kardashian’s pose in a telling and cheeky Twitter post.
After Roma thanked Kim for rocking the outfit, Lazio’s Twitter account hit back by pointing out that the image had “unblocked a memory” from the 1978/79 season.
What was Lazio inferring with the ‘unblocked memory’?
In the 1978/79 football season, Lazio held bragging rights over Roma, beating them in all four meetings between both clubs.
They completed a Serie A double over Roma and also bundled them out of Coppa Italia that same season.
To seal the rivalry and enmity between the club, Lazio went boastful after their serial win, and acted without hints of sportsmanship.
They unfurled a banner to add salt to the injury after their third win. The banner read;
‘Smile, you are on Candid Camera!’
The Biancocelesti later followed it up with another banner after their fourth win. This time, the banner read: ‘… and the jokes keep coming’.
After Kim Kardashian was photographed on Blanconerri’s 1978/79 outfit, the jealous rivals then shared mocking banner on their social media handle to downplay Kim Kardashian, including the picture of the American celebrity in the shirt.
Lazio and Roma in the Serie A
After 19 Serie A games this season, Lazio and AS Roma are placed in 5th and 6th position on the table on the same number of points (37) but are separated on goal difference of +20 and +9 respectively.
Historically, despite the 1978/79 traction, Roma still holds the bragging right over Lazio. The two teams have met 39 times. Roma has won 18 times, Lazio 13 times, and 8 matches have ended in a draw.
Roma has won 3 Serie A titles, 9 Coppa Italias, and two Supercoppa Italiana. Lazio has won 2 Serie A titles, 7 Coppa Italia, 3 Supercoppa Italiana, the UEFA Cup Winners Cup, and UEFA Super Cup.