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I was wearing an Alfa shirt the other evening, whilst giving a music lesson to a young lad, who asked why there was a St. George cross in the Alfa badge. He thought it was a football crest, and had accurately noticed that several Continental football clubs include St. George crosses in their club crests - AC Milan and Barcelona, to name two - because they were founded by Englishmen.

My understanding has always been that in certain parts of Italy, they believe that St. George killed a sea serpent, whereas we believe he killed a dragon, of course. I've always believed this to be the source of the badge.

Does anyone know if I'm right, or have I fed a 9 year-old pupil a load of nonsense? Ta.
 

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The cross & serpent are symbols representing the city of Milan, the symbols themselves are something to do with the crusades as far as I know.
 

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Cheers Selespeed, very informative. I always wondered about the poor sod being eaten by the serpent and now I know :cool:
 

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This is answered alo in great depth on Wikipedia.

www.wikipedia.org

There are also lots of other Alfa facts on there which may be of interest.
 

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You just know in England the badge would have had to been politically corrected.:rolleyes:
 

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In England, image consultants would change it ten times in five years, then the company would go bust anyway.
 
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