Sunday October 16 2016
Zanetti: 'Icardi unacceptable'

Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti confirmed they might strip Mauro Icardi of the captaincy after “unacceptable” comments that infuriated fans.

The Curva Nord ultras have declared war on Icardi following a chapter in his book describing an incident in 2015, claiming he lied about various elements to make himself look better compared to them.

The Argentine responded this morning via Instagram, but the explanation was not accepted and today there is an extremely tense atmosphere at San Siro for the game with Cagliari.

“Will we be taking action? Unfortunately yes. The fans are the most important element, they accompany us and we all should respect them,” Zanetti told Mediaset Premium.

“We cannot accept this behaviour from a person who works for our club. After this match we will talk things over and see what happens.

“Will we remove the captain’s armband? We’ll talk about it later, but this is an issue not just for Icardi, but for everyone who is part of the club. Behaviour must be in line with the values of the history of Inter.

“Nobody expected this outburst, as you know we are concentrated on other objectives, but Inter stands beyond any individual person and we really could’ve done without this incident ahead of an important match.

“Unfortunately social media can be used in a negative fashion and we must safeguard the club. Every individual who works for Inter must be very careful on social media: he can write anything on his private life, but cannot damage the history of this club.”

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