Venice mayor slams ‘idiot’ water skiers

AFP
August 18, 2022

ROME: The mayor of Venice on Wednesday denounced 'two idiots' who were filmed water skiing down the Grand Canal, offering dinner to whoever identified them.Later, after his Twitter appeal went...

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ROME: The mayor of Venice on Wednesday denounced "two idiots" who were filmed water skiing down the Grand Canal, offering dinner to whoever identified them.

Later, after his Twitter appeal went viral, Luigi Brugnaro announced that the pair had been found and their boards confiscated, and said they would be dealt with "as they deserve".

"Here are two arrogant idiots who are making a mockery of the city," Brugnaro wrote, posting a video showing two young men on boards being pulled by a boat down the canal, the Italian city’s most famous waterway.

"I’m offering dinner to those who identify them!" he said. However, he seemed to admit he could do little to stop such joyriders, saying: "We urgently need more powers for mayors in terms of public security."



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