Mike Maignan was sent off in the game between AC Milan and Genoa last night after an unfortunate incident towards the end. The goalkeeper has now responded to Alberto Zangrillo, who called the challenge ‘murderous’.
Maignan came off his line to clear a dangerous pass and managed to head it away, clearly getting the ball. However, prior to actually making contact with the ball, he hit Ekuban in the chest/throat area with his knee.
The red card was clear and after VAR check, Maignan was sent off. Ekuban was able to play the rest of the game, so there was no serious harm done. Despite this, Genoa president Alberto Zangrillo tried to create controversy after the game: “Maignan’s challenge was murderous, I say this as a doctor,” he stated.
Maignan has now responded to the words of Zangrillo on his Instagram, stating that the president should be more careful with his words, especially when talking about stuff such as murder.
“Zangrillo! Words have a meaning. What happened yesterday was an act of risk, perhaps a deplorable act of risk, but in no way a case of ‘murder.’ I wish you the best in the future and hope you never have to experience what you accused me of,” he wrote.