Adani away from Sky: the columnist has clarified, not without controversy, the reasons why he left pay TV
Lele Adani will no longer be a columnist for Sky Sport, The confirmation came from the former Inter Milan in the final of the extra time of England-Denmark, the second semi-final of Euro 2020. Adani initially did not motivate the choice to say goodbye to pay TV but today through a long post on Instagram in which he clarifies the reason for the farewell.
Adani says he received the announcement of the closure of the collaboration from Sky only on Monday with a phone call. The commentator also suggests that pay TV has forced his hand but at the same time he is not willing to negotiate on “values and freedom”.
Adani away from Sky: “I found out on Monday, the goal is to bring people closer to football”
“… So I will not be part of Sky Sport next season: it was communicated to me on Monday by the head of the editorial line. – writes Adani – Just a phone call. Taking note of the choice (” my choice “, in his words), all legitimate and each responds to his conscience, I am anxious, for these nine years, to give a sincere hug to all those I have known, met and with whom I have collaborated but above all to those who work in silence and in the shadows, sometimes mentioned in the titles of queue of broadcasts and not always called by their name in the corridors of the newsrooms. I have always believed in the strength of the many and in the teamwork, which I have always tried to defend and elevate in the care of preparation. I have lived in the locker room for many years, I know of the fundamental value of respect and sincerity to be credible within a group and then outside, with the people who follow us. I will never negotiate on values and freedom, never. – he continues – I have chosen and I choose this work, which I have put in front of other professional proposals, and I believe in what I do and in its purpose: to tell the complexity and magic of football with respect and thinking that the real difference is made in the content, a fundamental part of communication. passionate, the people, an essential element of the whole football movement, those who support this sport, in fact, must be respected with professionalism and passion. Every minute on the air must give people back these components, nothing else. Bringing football closer to people has always been my goal. – concludes the columnist – I will continue to do so, believing in the nobility of the means used. A hug to everyone. See you on the way “.
The last part of Adani’s post suggests that he will continue to be a columnist on some other network and indeed for him the options are not lacking. In fact, it cannot be excluded that Adani could end up at DAZN, which from this year will broadcast the entire Serie A, or perhaps on Amazon and Infinity, which hold the rights for the Champions League.