Speaking of Chelsea Arsenal, I got tickets for tomorrow's afternoon kickoff
The Official 2016/2017 Football / Soccer / Fútbol / Futebol / Voetbal / Fußball Thread - Page 3
The passionate Inter supporters have been enraged by a passage in Icardi's new autobiography, primarily a passage in which he talks about an fiery confrontation between himself, former team-mate Fredy Guarin them in February 2015.
After a 3-1 away defeat to Sassuolo, several Inter players tossed their shirts to the fans, only to see them thrown back as the travelling Nerazzurri support displayed their frustration at the performance.
'I am angry because I played so little. The fans start to shout: they call us to come over to their section. I find the courage to face them, along with Guarin,' Icardi wrote in his book, 'Sempre Avanti', released this week.
'As I get closer, I receive insults and abuse of every kind. Attached to the netting is a kid who calls me: he wants my shirt.
'Considering his age, he could be my son: I take off my shirt and shorts and throw them to him, as a gift. This kid is in seventh heaven and I am pleased to see him so happy.
'A head of the ultras jumps on him to take away the shirt and throws it back at me. This is when I start insulting him: 'Piece of ****, you are acting all arrogant with a little kid to show off to the rest of the curva? Do you think you're hard?'
'In the locker room I am acclaimed as a hero, because nobody had ever faced off that way with one of the fan leaders.'
Upon the book's release, fans in the Curva Nord responded with a statement, incensed by Icardi's version of events.
'We don't want to go back over that day when his own teammates hauled him back by the neck to demand a less arrogant attitude towards the Inter population,' it read.
'It is pathetic to read such things talking about us. In his book he writes: 'I am ready to face them one by one. How many are there? 50, 100, 200? OK, record my message and let him listen: I'll bring 100 criminals from Argentina who'll kill them where they stand, then we'll see.'
'He talks about helping little kids, then invents an incident that never happened to make himself seem superior to us, as if it weren't obvious to all that we are the only Curva that helps kids design the choreography in the stands.
'You are finished with us. You're done. TAKE THE ARMBAND OFF, YOU CLOWN. Yes, that is what we demand.'
I thought he was a putz ever since the Maxi Lopez incident - maybe I am not the only one....
He doesn't sound like a paragon of virtue and it must chafe for Inter fans to have such a shitty person as captain.
Maybe this exercise of standing up to the ultras is intended to rehabilitate his reputation.