The Jockey club in Italy has worn its gold rimmed glasses for years, but recently a photo of the players was made public and some are concerned the glasses could look too much like a “war” symbol.
The photo shows Jockey captain Francesco Tosi wearing the gold glasses, and a fan posted a picture on social media of the Jockeys logo with the words “Alfonso Tosi is a war criminal”.
“This is not a war, this is a symbol of love, of hope and the hope that there is love in the world,” Tosi told reporters.
“This is an image of love and peace.
It is also an image which symbolises the love that is within me.”
“I do not want to offend anybody and I do not have any ill intentions in this image, but I would like to explain what the Jokies have been doing in the past.”
“The image is of a war symbol, which we have always used in the team. “
We will always wear them in our team because that is the only way that they can be seen. “
The image is of a war symbol, which we have always used in the team.
We will always wear them in our team because that is the only way that they can be seen.
There is no intention to offend anyone, but this is something that has happened to other teams.”
We don’t think this will affect the image of the team, because we do not use the glasses to communicate.
“We do not like it that people think we are just a bunch of war criminals.
In the last years, there have been some discussions on social networks, because the images of the glasses have caused a lot of discussion.
It is very hard to control people, because of the social media, but we have to show respect for the other teams.”
The Jokers face a two-week trip to Italy to face Sassuolo in the Coppa Italia.
Tosi said the team was committed to the fight against the war symbol.
“If it were to change, it would be for the better.
But it has to be something that is important and we will always respect it,” he said.
According to the International Olympic Committee, all Olympic sport must follow international Olympic standards and rules in order to be accepted.
However, many members of the public have expressed their opinion on the Joker wearing the helmet and the use of the war emblem.