The pitch invader who disrupted the derby between AC Milan and Inter on Saturday night has revealed that he did so out of protest over poor working conditions.
Videos of a pitch invader being tackled by six stewards during Milan’s 2-1 win over Inter at the weekend went viral, mostly because of the excessive force used by the stewards with one of them appearing to punch the man in question a few times.
Now, it has been revealed that the person behind the stunt is called Alessio Guidotti, a 21 years old who is from Milan and – until last Saturday – he worked in the catering of San Siro as a waiter.
The invasion during the Derby of the Madonnina cost him a five-year Daspo (stadium ban) but Guidotti was interviewed by Fanpage.it about why he did what he did and showed little remorse about it.
“I know I was wrong, but I did it for an important reason. It was a protest for the precarious work of young people like us who work for little money and for short-term contracts,” he said (via Calciomercato.com).
He recalled that the reason he acted was because of a comment received from a customer during his shift.
“Saturday before the game I was serving in a hurry. Where there is the restaurant, there is a window that shows the stadium. The players had entered and I stopped for a moment. A boy says to me: ‘You are here to serve, you are not here to distract yourself and watch the game. When will you bring us the dishes?’.”
Ten minutes from the end of the game and after having arranged the tables and closed the room, he decided to invade the field as a sign of ‘peaceful’ protest
After being tackled, Alessio was repeatedly hit and a clip showing Theo Hernandez and Alessio Romagnoli attempting to interject also did the rounds.
“My nose hurts a little, I struggle to smell. My head hurts a little because I hit when they hit me they pulled my hair.
“No one has the right to tell you what you are: never think that you are less than someone else because you are serving a plate or because you are bringing something to someone or because you are working for someone. We are all like this and therefore we need mutual respect otherwise things will not go forward.”