A Facebook page dedicated to the tar and feathering of ship’s captain Francesco Schettino, who appears to have fled the $45 million cruise ship Costa Concordia and its passengers and crew after grounding it off the coast of Italy’s Tuscany region, has turned to a famous Marine Corps icon to express its disdain for the man some Italians have named “chicken of the sea.”
Among dozens of satirical illustrations created using well known images from movies, music albums and other pop culture, is the famous shot of retired Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey shouting — in Italian — at a superimposed profile shot of Schettino.
The photo illustration is headlined with the words “Get back to your ship immediately” in Italian. Ermey, who has a propensity for telling it like it is, no doubt would have some choice words for Schettino if he ran into him.
The Facebook page ridiculing Schettino, who, among other excuses for having fled the sinking ship, has said he tripped and fell into a life boat, has close to 62,000 followers.