Head of San Marino delegation Alessandro Capicchioni has released a statement about “fake news” comments made by RAI 4 commentators during Semi Final 2.
“I have never seen anything similar to what happened yesterday during the broadcast of Semi Final 2 at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The two RAI 4 commentators made offensive statements and spread fake news; such as claiming that Francesco Gabbani failed to win Eurovision 2017 because of the San Marino vote. This is a completely fake news story and professionals, or presumed professionals, should carefully avoid such dishonesty, especially considering that they are speaking on behalf of one of Europe’s oldest and most respected Public Broadcasters”
As Head of Delegation, I will meet with the Director General of San Marino RTV today- he’s here in Lisbon- to solicit an evaluation from the EBU regarding what has happened”
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