Luca Antonini mocked Cesare Prandelli’s Code of Ethics and decision to drop Alberto Gilardino for the World Cup.
Genoa striker Gilardino was surprisingly excluded from Italy’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 tournament in Brazil.
His club teammate Antonini reacted with sarcasm on Twitter.
“You don’t have the necessary requisites for this Nazionale: too ethically correct, too many appearances, too many goals, too talented! Sorry, friend.”
The insult was aimed at Coach Prandelli’s Code of Ethics, which many say has been used inconsistently.