Italians reportedly sing St. Louis Blues rallying cry 'Gloria' amid coronavirus lockdown

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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.

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Since Italy underwent mandatory lockdown on March 10, Italians have taken to their balconies to play music or sing songs.

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.

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