Inter Milan ultras have told captain Mauro Icardi exactly what they think of him with an explicit banner.
Icardi has been in fine form this season, but infuriated supporters with claims in his new book Sempre Avanti.
In the book, Icardi wrote that he confronted an Ultra leader who had taken a shirt from a child’s hand to throw it back at Icardi following a 3-1 defeat to Sassuolo. Icardi says he gained popularity with his teammates as a result of the action.
In a statement issued on the morning of their game against Cagliari, the Ultras issued a statement to Icardi:
“Icardi, as far as we are concerned, you’re finished.
“Why such filthy lies? We are horrified, that book is ridiculous and with regards to that incident there are only lies.
“We merely ask for effort and honesty, while he depicts us as threatening figures who gravitate around the club asking for who knows what — so evidently something is wired wrong in his head.
“An individual like this does not deserve the captain’s armband.”
That statement was then followed up with a banner which translated as: ‘You are not a man. You are not a captain. You are a piece of shit.’
Inter fans hold up a banner aimed at Mauro Icardi before today's game.
"You are not a man. You are not a captain. You are a piece of sh*t." pic.twitter.com/ND144s0Kgr
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