Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro has apologised after insulting a 12-year-old Neapolitan fan during a social media row.
The incident occurred over the last few days on his official Instagram account.
After being provoked and insulted, Sturaro replied: “Sorry, Gomorra. Sit down or I’ll embarrass you to such a degree that you’ll cry for three days. Go play with your Pokemon and stop bothering me, you re**rd.
“Go cry to your mother, you damn child. Actually, I am at home with your mother.”
This afternoon, Sturaro published an apology on his Instagram.
“Often we players are insulted via social networks. We ought to ignore them, but at times the instinct prevails. I apologise to anyone who felt affected by this.”