Blanco has been charged for his Sanremo outburst

Blanco’s outburst at Sanremo last week may come back to haunt him, as Italian news outlet Corriere della sera reports he is being investigated by the Italian province of Imperia’s prosecutor. During the opening of the first evening of the Festival last Tuesday, Riccardo Fabbriconi (Blanco) began destroying the floral arrangements, and in doing so, also damaged the Ariston’s stage.

This, during a performance of his new single L’isola delle rose, left host Amadeus speechless. During a chorus of boos from the audience, Blanco explained:

“I couldn’t hear in the headphones, I couldn’t sing. […] At least I had fun.”

Condemnation for Blanco’s actions was swift, but perhaps most the poignant criticism came when the Festival’s 78 year-old co-host (and Italian music legend) Gianni Morandi ironically came on stage with a broom to clean up the mess that 20 year-old Blanco made.

A public association for public interest (Codacons) stated,

“He will be called to compensate for the damages caused to Rai and to answer for the crime of damage.”

Blanco has now been investigated by the Imperia public prosecutor’s office on charges of damage, a crime listed under Article 635b of the Criminal Code. The case will go to court in Imerpia. If found guilty, this offense is punishable by one to five years’ imprisonment.

If you didn’t see what happened, you can view the footage below. Let us know what you think of these developments below in the comments or on our social media @escbubble!

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