In­ter fans refuse to ac­cept Icardi as cap­tain

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

MI­LAN: In­ter Mi­lan fans will never recog­nise Mauro Icardi as their cap­tain, they said yes­ter­day, as the fall­out from the Ar­gen­tine for­ward’s con­tro­ver­sial au­to­bi­og­ra­phy continued. In­ter said on Mon­day the 23-yearold would be sanc­tioned over com­ments in the book but would not be stripped of the cap­taincy. But the Curva Nord hard­core sup­port­ers crit­i­cised the de­ci­sion, post­ing a state­ment on their web­site, say­ing: “Icardi is not our cap­tain, not now or ever.” Icardi has been In­ter’s top scorer for the past two cam­paigns and is again this sea­son. But he has up­set some fans after an ac­count in his book about a con­fronta­tion with one of the ul­tra lead­ers in 2015 in which he claimed the fan or­dered a child to hand back the Ar­gen­tine’s shirt after the player had given it to him. The ul­tras say Icardi’s ver­sion of events is an in­ven­tion. — Reuters

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