As been living here almost 6 years..made me laugh..a lot: Updated: Italian restaurateur apologises over insulting Malta comments - timesofmalta.com The Italian restaurant owner who offended many Maltese with insulting comments on facebook yesterday, leading to the creation of two pages calling for a boycott has now apologised for his remarks. The Italian owner of La Piccola Calabria of Xemxija made his remarks during the Italy-Malta match. He said this morning he had been joking with his wife on facebook and matters only deteriorated when somebody insulted his family. He then made a full apology in the afternoon. In one of his facebook comments half way through the match yesterday, the restaurateur said: "Italy 1 Malta 0 - Come on champions let us score another 10 goals and give them a lesson in football. You Maltese, go and collect potatoes, forget football it is not for you. "Were it not for us Italians, who came here and brought our money and our intelligence, you would have remained Arab Bedouins. If you still have a voice left, continue to sing in your crap Arabic."