I have to say that I'm with Fabio, Tommi and Antti on this one. It wasn't so long ago when those restrictions existed. Those were glory days. There are million things that have gone worse because of stupid EU legislation.
- Young italian players don't get enough chances anymore, because clubs buy more foreigns players.
- Lots of foreign players are bought to clubs and most of them never get a real chance either, several of them are left on their own in a strange country. This is a big problem especially for very young foreign players who can't make it to the team. They are often left in cold with no money.
- Clubs have lost a bit of their identity, especially since there are less and less "own town boys" playing for the teams.
- "Home matches" are not the same anymore.
The whole thing is caused by EU legislation which is the same in every work, so it has to be the same in football too. You should think the whole matter form another point of view. Let's take an Inter grown young player. He'd probably get a chance in the first team, but the foreign players get to play instead of him. He has to move somewhere else to get to play. If this was about an ordinary job and you were the one put asied because some foreigner took your place, how would you feel? It doens't work like this in other businesses, because usually local people have upper hand there, but in football the case is worse.
This is not only about Italy, the same problem is in every big football country in Europe. Just go and ask EPL, Bundesliga or La Liga fans, there are many of us thinking like this.
Last but not least, this has nothing to do with racism. One thing I hate the most is people hiding behind "rasicm" too often. By the way there still are restrictions for non-EU players, how come that is not racist then?