Sunday February 19 2012
Inter 'apologise' to 9-year-old fan

A nine-year-old Inter fan’s polite appeal has earned him a visit to the training ground and meeting with the team.

Little Filippo was in the stands during Friday’s 3-0 home defeat to Bologna.

He was pictured holding up a banner that read: “Could you win, please? Otherwise they make fun of me at school! Thank you. Filippo.”

As the Nerazzurri lost badly to minnows Bologna, they decided to make it up to Filippo by inviting him to the Pinetina training ground.

He received his own personalised shirt from captain Javier Zanetti and President Massimo Moratti personally called the boy’s family to organise the special trip.

“I won’t change team, as I remain an Inter fan,” Filippo told Telelombardia. “When we won the Treble, I was the one who wound up my friends. Now I can walk around with my head held high.

“I hope the banner I showed against Bologna is the last I will have to hold up…”