An Italian slang term for buttock stabbing – usually associated with soccer fans in Rome. Reporting ahead of the Champions League soccer final in Rome, the BBC described a curious form of Italian soccer hooliganism – buttock stabbing:
The practice even has its own slang name in the local Roman dialect - “puncicate.�? But why is the backside targeted?
According to those who have researched the subject, a stab wound in the buttocks may be chosen as it is seen as not likely to be life-threatening, but is humiliating and painful for the victim.