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Popular Facebook Fan Page Calls for Sainting a Mobster

-Salvator Riina Headshot- Groups and fan pages on Facebook can be a great way to show your support for a person or a cause, but they can also breed a great deal of controversy, depending on what’s being supported. Notorious Italian mob bosses Salvatore “Toto” Riina and Bernardo Provenzano are two recognized figures that are breeding outrage and controversy as a result of fan pages that have been created on Facebook for the two criminals, according to The New York Times.

Provenzano and Riina are allegedly responsible for criminal activities in Italy, including the ordering of the assassination of Italian magistrate Giovanni Falcone in 1992. Riina is in fact serving 12 life sentences and has been in prison since 1993. Yet he is still gaining a good deal of popularity through a Facebook fan page, which now has well over 2,000 members, and Provenzano’s fan page even suggests that he should be made a saint.
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