Cool reaction to San Siro experience

Never let it be said that Serie Aaaaargh! isn't generous.

In a show of festive cheer, it purchased six tickets for AC MilanâÂÂs final UEFA Cup group game against Wolfsburg on Wednesday.

Delving into the Christmas fund to dredge up 12 euro, it was to treat a group of underprivileged North Americans who were on the final leg of a tour that had taken in some long-lost backwater in eastern Europe â had they never seen the film Hostel? â and were now heading home via Milan and Paris.

Yes, 12 one-euro coins for six tickets! So desperate were Milan to create any sort of atmosphere in the San Siro that they were literally stopping people in the street and cajoling them into coming along to what was basically a dead rubber.

"2 euro a ticket? Against Wolves? I think I'll pass"  

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