AC Milan are going to be ramping up the activity on their Google Plus account next week by hosting their first Hangout with former player, now PR man, Daniele Massaro. The hangout will take place on Monday 15th October at 4pm (UK).
For those of you who may not be familiar with Daniele, here is a quick player biog. He played for Milan between 1986 and 1995 winning 4 league titles. 2 Champions Leagues and 2 Cup Winners Cups. Not a bad haul! During this period the team were known as ‘Gli Invicibili’ (The Invincibles) as they went through their most successful period, even managing to go through the whole 1991/92 league season unbeaten.
That team was one of my favourites back in a time where you could watch live Serie A matches every Sunday on Channel 4 (do you remember Gazzetta Football Italia?). The AC team had legends such as Marco van Basten, Franco Baresi, Ruud Gullit, Demetrio Albertini, Frank Rijkaard and Zvonomir Boban playing and were managed by firstly Arrigo Sacchi (who left to coach Italy) and then Fabio Capello.
They are not the first club to host a hangout on G+ as both Manchester City and Chelsea have done similar with Patrick Vieira and Petr Cech. It is a feature that Google has pushed a lot over the last year or so with David Beckham and Barack Obama making appearances.
The AC Milan Google+ page has been up and running for a while and has a respectable 179,000 fans. We’ll have to see how many tune in as the viewership can be notoriously low. The Petr Cech hangout maxed out at around 700 viewers. Very small considering the size of the clubs social presence (over 2m fans just on G+). Hopefully this one will fair a little better.
Uniquely for a an event like this, I’ve been invited to be one of the 9 who will be asking questions during the live session! So if you have a question you would like to ask Daniele then either add it into the comments below or get in touch at @UKSportsNetwork.
It will also be broadcast live on YouTube so make sure you tune in! Here’s a video below promoting the event from the club…