Tuttosport: Kessie goes back on his word – ‘clear manifestation of intolerance’ emerges

By Oliver Fisher -

For the first time in the past couple of matches, the San Siro crowd has vocally expressed their displeasure towards Franck Kessie.

As Tuttosport (via MilanNews) points out, the match with Sampdoria made it clear that the last months of the relationship between the Ivorian and Milan could take a different turn compared to the Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu cases as he was jeered when the names were read and also when he came on as a substitute.

It was ‘a clear manifestation of intolerance’ that had not been aimed at Donnarumma and Calhanoglu and that is probably because those two had not completely closed to the idea of signing a new deal right up until the end of the season, while in this case a farewell seems inevitable.

Kessie has already decided to leave the Rossoneri at the end of the season, going against his own words of love for the club at the Olympics. Pioli highlighted the negative aspects of booing in his post-match comments because unity is needed if the Scudetto and Coppa Italia dreams are to be achieved, but telling the fans to contain their anger may fall on deaf ears.

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  1. It’s become dilemma. Pioli need kessie, at least until this summer. He know he can’t replace kessie with bakayoko or krunic. But milanisti hate kessie so much and didn’t want to see him playing again.

    1. Bennacer + Tonali is more than enough. Kessie can come in when someone is tired, he played bad anyway in almost every match I’ve seen this season.

      1. Kessie had one fine season at Milan since his arrival and he can easily be replaced. Let us play our own players until the end of the season

        1. Same for Calhanoglu, which is ultimately why I’m ok with the club not bowing down to their incredible demands. The only thing is losing them on a free, but there are other factors, such as the cost of replacement last summer vs. other needs which have been discussed ad nauseum already. I’m no longer concerned about Kessie one way or another. He’s not renewing and Pioli will know best who to start. Then in the summer he will be gone and we move on. That’s it.

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