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Blame It On Rio: Things Aren't All Lovey Dovi With Vale
by staff
Friday, December 23, 2011

Italian MotoGP rivals Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso aren't feeling holiday cheer toward each other.

Dovizioso flew to Argentina last week to participate in ceremonies announcing the return of the World Championship to that country starting in 2013 at the Circuito Termas de Rio Hondo. During a wide-ranging interview with regional media, Dovi said he expected Rossi to continue to struggle next season with Ducati.

Word got back to Rossi about Dovi's barb, and The Doctor responded quickly on the most favored platform for pissing matches between athletes and celebrities these days, Twitter.

The translation of Rossi's tweet: "A sportsman's true character comes out when he wins something important ... the problem is that he (Dovizioso) hasn't won anything."

Peace on Earth? Good will toward men?

ENDS

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