Milan and Italy midfielder Riccardo Montolivo has sarcastically thanked those “who wished me death” and serious injury after his ACL tear.
Montolivo faces six months out after damaging the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Italy’s 1-1 draw with Spain last Thursday, and he took to his personal Facebook account to write a message thanking those who have supported him – and acknowledging others not so kind.
“A heartfelt thanks to all the people who have spared a thought for me ... the fans, colleagues, professionals,” he began.
“It was beautiful, at such a strenuous time, to receive so many expressions of esteem and affection.
“And a caress to all those who wished me a broken tibia and fibula, the rupture of all my ligaments and death, with the hope that life is able to make you grow in terms of education and respect for other human beings.”