Gattuso was filmed, dressed in his pants and a T-shirt, singing a derogatory song alongside the club’s “ultras” directed at Leonardo. The World Cup-winner had been critical in the past of Leonardo’s decision to join Inter in December after 13 years as a player, director and coach at bitter rivals Milan.
The usually mild-mannered Leonardo was not amused by the latest outburst and issued the following statement through inter.it:
“The day I decided to leave Milan, Gattuso said to me that I had at least been coherent in my choice. But today I read in lots of papers that he still wants to give his own version of events. I would very much like to know what he has to say, since neither on the phone nor in person has that ever been possible. “Furthermore,” concludes Leonardo, “I would like to know what AC Milan’s official position is on this matter.”
Meanwhile, Stefano Palazzi, the federal prosecutor of the FIGC (Italian Football Federation), has opened a file on Gattuso. After examining the video footage, the FIGC will then decide whether or not to proceed with the case against Gattuso.
Gattuso has already been in trouble once this season when he was suspended for four European matches for headbutting Tottenham Hotspur’s assistant coach Joe Jordan in their Champions League last-16 tie in February.
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