I just want to link to a few people who have been writing their own interesting analyses of this whole sorry business, some of whom have been kind enough to cite me.
Antonio G has a typically insightful piece over at Gramsci's Kingdom, thinking about Italian politics and society. Brian has a cultural approach on The Run of Play. Meanwhile both Pitch Invasion and 200percent have courteously linked this way and sent me lots of readers.
Meanwhile I have spent my day reading Ansa.it, the main press agency, as well as La Repubblica, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Il Corriere della Sera and sundry other news sources (I feel the need, as an historian, to cite them...)