Did you know that Italy is filled with St. Louis Blues fans?
OK, maybe that's not entirely true. But it didn't stop Italians from taking to their balconies to sing the Blues' anthem recently — in Italian.
Last season, the Laura Branigan song "Gloria" became the rallying cry of the NHL team that went from worst in the NHL on Jan. 3 to Stanley Cup champions. The hashtag #PlayGloria became popular as the team defeated the Boston Bruins in a Game 7 Stanley Cup Final for the ages.
this is the most beautiful thing ive ever seen. italy singing GLORIA during quarantine ♥️ pic.twitter.com/deVMabVfFx
— Kp (@kpannz) March 15, 2020
Since Italy underwent mandatory lockdown on March 10, Italians have taken to their balconies to play music or sing songs.
— suddenlyistan (@suddenlyistan_) March 14, 2020
An entire building in Italy singing
TEAM by Lorde ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/BjNPB6hcYO
— todd pole (@ribsreprise) March 15, 2020
Adding Gloria to the mix is a bright spot for NHL and, in particular, Blues fans as the 2019-20 season remains on pause for the foreseeable future.