Maldini condemns actions of Milan fans: “What happened with Donnarumma doesn’t help”

By Isak Möller -

Gigio Donnarumma’s contract with Milan will expire in the summer and there has been a lot of talk about a renewal in the papers. A delegation of Rossoneri ultras even confronted the goalkeeper at Milanello yesterday. 

It was something that the club really didn’t appreciate and this was made clear by technical director Paolo Maldini in an interview with ANSA. In addition to freezing the renewals (read here), he also sent a message to the fans.

“The Milan fans, up to now exemplary in supporting the team, must understand that at this moment, the players need serenity and concentration to face the next matches that will be decisive.

“What happened on Saturday morning with Donnarumma doesn’t help. I reiterate the absolute professionalism of all our players, even those who are expiring, who have never lacked dedication to the cause and commitment,” he stated.

It’s clear that the players need to be left alone in this crucial phase of the season, with just four games left to play. They are already under tremendous pressure due to the situation in the standings, so they don’t want more to worry about.

The words of Maldini probably resonate with a majority of the Milan fans as trying to get Donnarumma not to play against Juventus sure is pointless. Instead, the fans all need to come together and support the team.

READ MORE: Donnarumma denied Juve talks and reiterated will to stay in clash with Milan ultras

Tags AC Milan Gigio Donnarumma Paolo Maldini


  1. I think the ultras had a point but again if we we to follow throug on such idea then donnarumma shouldnt play any of the remaining games and pretty sure that wouldnt help in renewing because that would completely ruin his form before the euros so in the end nothing good can come out of this. Add to that milan ultras should have remembered what happened last time a player of ours was confronted by the ultras was in the case of de sciglio and he ended up demanding a move away from the club. This could very well give donnarumma an excuse to leave. In the end though gigio really should play with open cards and if he actually wants to change club id surely bench him for the remainder of the season but i doubt thats the case. Anyways he sould have signed a new contract a long time ago and as many milan fans im beyond tired of this saga so if he endsup with a short term contract id prefer us to sell him next summer instead of having to deal with this bs every second year.
    If he does leave the club for free to rivals like juventus or inter he will certainly become the most hated milan player EVER and i fear for what might happen after such a disgracefull showcase of disloyalty towards the club we all love.

  2. If It didn’t help, why did Paolo, Masara and Gazidis send him to face the Curva Sud? They must have known they were their to have it out with him.

    Its probably made things worse, but I agree with the Curva he shouldn’t play against Juve. Do we want a Gigio de vrij situation? I am sorry to say it but I dont trust Donnarumma.

  3. I think it is ridiculous a goalkeeper worth 60 Million + and have allowed his contract to expire, they should have renewed or sold last year. It is just crazy to let that kind of money vanish. They could have invested that money in other players, not to mention a new keeper.

  4. The ultras get on my nerves sometimes. They tend to be too emotional. Players have their own thoughts and feelings too that may not agree at all times with them.
    Case in point on Maldini’s last game they put up a banner that was disgraceful given the amount of service he gave Milan. No wonder why Maldini right now hit out at the ultras, he never liked them and tbh I don’t disagree with him.

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