Tuttosport: Calabria unlikely to be punished for gesture towards Inter fans – here’s why

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan defender Davide Calabria is unlikely to be disqualified for a gesture he seemed to make towards Inter’s fans during Saturday’s derby win, a report claims.

As il Corriere dello Sport reported yesterday (via MilanLive), the full-back raised his middle finger in a blatant manner, directed towards the Inter side of San Siro after the full-time whistle.

The paper claimed that Calabria is now at risk of disqualification, but it depends on if the offence is deemed worthy of a disciplinary sanction by those in power.

According to Tuesday’s edition of the newspaper Tuttosport (via MilanLive) however, the defender should not be disqualified. In fact, there could only be a potential sanction if the offence was seen by either the match officials or by the federal prosecutor present on the sidelines.

Since the gesture has only been spotted by the TV cameras, the Primavera product does not appear to be at risk, because TV footage can only be used against players in the case of violent acts.

An official position has not yet been taken by the club and it is not excluded that Calabria could get a warning or a fine from Milan.

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