Inter specify that a threatening letter arrived at the club headquarters and not directly to coach Antonio Conte’s home, after his wife issued a denial.
The Corriere della Sera newspaper had reported Conte was receiving police protection after he was sent a bullet in the post, along with a threatening missive.
Now Inter confirmed to news agency ANSA and La Gazzetta dello Sport that the threats arrived at the club headquarters and never directly reached Conte.
This would also explain why Conte’s wife declared on Facebook that the “story about a bullet is a lie! In Italy we’re really in a bad way in terms of communication. It’s as if people just get up in the morning, invent something and write it! Without ever thinking about the consequences.”
An investigation has been opened, because Inter took the letter to the authorities.
“In relation to the stories published today, FC Internazionale Milano wish to clarify that Antonio Conte did not personally receive any threatening letter and, consequently, did not himself go to the police.
“It was the club that received a letter and, as is protocol in these situations, passed it on to the relevant authorities.”
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