The striker has angered the Italian club’s hardcore supporters by suggesting he would call on Argentine criminals to defend himself from hooligans
Inter ultras have hung a banner near Mauro Icardi’s house as they continue to express their unhappiness with comments the striker made in his autobiography.
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In the book, Icardi claimed that he would call criminals from Argentina to defend him from hooligans after a confrontation with supporters following a 3-1 defeat to Sassuolo in 2015.
Icardi later offered an explanation for his words in an Instagram post but was greeted by a banner calling for him to be stripped of the captaincy and labelling him a “piece of s***” at San Siro on Sunday.
Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti confirmed the club would speak to Icardi regarding his possession of the armband and admitted they “couldn’t accept” his behaviour.
And now photos have emerged of a new banner, apparently placed near Icardi’s home, that reads: “We’re here. When your Argentine friends arrive, will you warn us or do it like a coward?”
Reports in Italy have claimed angry fans also attempted to attack Icardi’s car as he returned home after the match but Wanda Nara, his wife and agent, denied those assertions.
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“Nothing happened when we got home,” Nara told FCInter1908.it. “We got back into the house without any problems.”