Agent Mino Raiola has hit out at AC Milan for not producing any kind of official statement to condemn the hostile reception Gianluigi Donnarumma got at San Siro.
Donnarumma came back to his former home for the first time since leaving the Rossoneri in the summer to join Paris Saint-Germain for the Nations League semi-final between Italy and Spain, and also for the first time since being Italy’s hero in the Euros final against England at Wembley.
From the beginning though it did not exactly go to plan for the 22-year-old as a banner appeared on a bridge stating that he will ‘never be welcome’ in Milan again, while outside the ground a fan displayed a similar banner.
Calciomercato.com reported that the atmosphere ended up influencing Donnarumma’s performance as he was clearly distressed by the situation around him, so much so that he made errors and when he got back into the dressing room he burst into tears.
Raiola gave an interview to il Corriere dello Sport during which he responded to the hostile reception his client got, and he somehow found a way to blame Milan as a club.
“I am disgusted by the whistles at Gigio, and now I wonder why Milan did not officially intervene to distance themselves from the dispute, to defend him in some way, after that ignoble banner appeared on a bridge in Milan,” he said (via MilanNews).
“Shall we talk about the threats? Did he kill someone? The truth is that Milan did not know or could keep him, it doesn’t make much difference. Try asking anyone, if a father, what would he recommend to his son: stay at Milan or go to Paris Saint-Germain?”