.- The Italian Daily Il Foglio has joined the media frenzy surrounding the production of a commercial including members of the Tebow family for the Super Bowl this year. In an article titled âThe Implacable Unrelenting Tim Tebow,â the paper describes the scene surrounding the commercial they deem a âhymn to life.â
Saying that he condenses all of his spirit in a face covered in bible verses, the newspaper presents Tim Tebow to the Italian people as a the "football player thatâs dividing America.â
Il Foglio also describes his Evangelical upbringing by calling Tebow the âson of missionaries who have made compassion for others the indelible mark of a faith experienced in the public arena.â
They portray the Tebow family as âmore smiles than posters, more action than mysticâ and refer to the presence of the quarterback in commercial from Focus on the Family as âscandalously fascinating and totally sensational.â
In the commercial, Tim and his mother, Pam, will tell the story of how he was born against the recommendations of her doctors, who suggested that she abort the baby to avoid the possible transmission of a tropical disease she had at the time of her pregnancy.
With a simple ânoâ and her ânon-syntheticâ smile, the paper says, she has the baby and he goes on to college football stardom.
Analyzing the âire and protest of the liberal worldâ following the announcement of the commerical, the Italian paper says liberals are âon the verge of a nervous breakdownâ after having been âput in check by a mother, that as far as we know, will limit herself to just telling the story of how things went, without a slogan of propaganda.â
Itâs exactly this fact that âis convincing some sceptical observers that Tebowâs message isnât the sanctimonious interference of an armed group against abortion, but a simple and ordinary story of reason and heart,â the article finishes.
The commercial is set to air during this yearâs Super Bowl which will take place this Sunday, Feb. 7.