Thursday February 2 2012
Zanetti: 'Fan crossed the line'

Javier Zanetti reveals why he got into an argument with a disgruntled Inter fan last night. “He crossed the line.”

The Nerazzurri captain is known as perhaps the calmest figure in all of Serie A, but even he lost his temper when leaving the field after the 4-4 draw with Palermo.

“Last night, in the Anello Rosso section, one single fan was insulting my teammate,” Zanetti told Inter Channel.

“I intervened and thought it was opportune to do so because what was happening seemed exaggerated to me.”

It was originally reported that the Argentine had told a group of Nerazzurri supporters to keep quiet.

“I always respected my fans, but this individual crossed the line. It seemed strange and I was upset, because my teammate was just behind me and I could only imagine his state of mind straight after a match.

“I understand that after a game tempers are high, but this man went over the top.”