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Wednesday May 13 2020
Melo: 'I headbutted Chiellini'

Felipe Melo has again hit out at Giorgio Chiellini after the autobiography controversy. ‘He just has a problem with me because I headbutted him.’

Chiellini apologised to Mario Balotelli for the criticism in his book, but the row with ex-Juventus and Inter midfielder Melo rages on.

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Wednesday May 13 2020
Balotelli: 'Going crazy in lockdown'

Mario Balotelli admits he did not deal with lockdown very well, mainly because he can’t cook. ‘I was basically eating cardboard for the first three days.’

Brescia and other Serie A sides will resume group training from May 18, with a plan to restart fixtures from June 13 after the coronavirus pandemic eased in Italy.

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Tuesday May 12 2020
Balotelli forgives Chiellini over book row

Mario Balotelli has forgiven Giorgio Chiellini for the criticism, as the defender sent him a signed copy of the book. ‘Just tear out the pages where you talk about me!’

The former Italy teammates clashed in public last week when Chiellini released an autobiography and gave an interview in which he called Balotelli “a negative person” who didn’t help his squad during the Confederations Cup.

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Monday May 11 2020
Legrottaglie: 'Melo annoyed me too'

Ex-Juventus man Nicola Legrottaglie reveals Felipe Melo ‘often got on my nerves too’ but feels Giorgio Chiellini could have criticised him ‘without being personal’.

Chiellini caused division with his harsh criticism of Melo and Mario Balotelli while promoting his new autobiography, provoking angry responses from the pair.

“All this fuss was inevitable,” Legrottaglie, who played with the 35-year-old in Juve’s defence, told CalcioToday.

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Monday May 11 2020
Moratti: 'I'm sorry for Balotelli'

Former Inter President Massimo Moratti said he feels ‘sorry for a good boy’ like Mario Balotelli getting 'the usual treatment' after Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini slammed the Brescia forward.

The Old Lady captain attacked Balotelli and former Old Lady midfielder Felipe Melo in his book, ‘Io, Giorgio’, and said he was ‘let down’ by the two players, claiming the former Italy international ‘is a negative person’.

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Sunday May 10 2020
Tardelli: 'Disappointing Chiellini comments'

Italy legend Marco Tardelli has criticised Giorgio Chiellini for his ‘truly disappointing’ comments about teammates and opponents. ‘I learned respect from my captains.’

The Juventus defender releases a book next week and gave an interview with La Repubblica in which he slammed Mario Balotelli and Felipe Melo.

He also confessed to ‘hating’ Inter in a purely sporting sense, similar to what Marco Materazzi recently said about Juventus.

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Sunday May 10 2020
Sniping backfires on Chiellini

Giorgio Chiellini’s criticism of Mario Balotelli and Felipe Melo in his new book may have been valid, but Livio Caferoglu feels let down by the Juventus defender.

Giorgio Chiellini’s persona on the pitch is far from squeaky clean, but off it he seemed like a thoroughly decent chap. Donating one per cent of his salary to charity, he is also one of the few footballers who value a good education, receiving a master’s degree in Business Administration back in 2017. On top of that, he played a key role in the Juventus squad taking a pay cut to help their club through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sunday May 10 2020
Toni: 'Balo & Chiello both wrong'

Luca Toni accepts Mario Balotelli ‘will have done something’ to warrant Giorgio Chiellini’s attack but claims the Juventus captain should have been more direct.

Chiellini slammed Balotelli in his new book for being ‘negative’ and once ‘deserving a slap’ while on Italy dutyprompting the Brescia striker to hit back on Instagram.

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Saturday May 9 2020
Balotelli to Chiellini: 'At least I'm honest'

Mario Balotelli slammed Giorgio Chiellini after criticism in the Juventus defender’s book. ‘At least I’m honest enough to say things to people’s faces. Who knows what you’ll say about your current teammates…’

Chiellini presented his new autobiography with an interview in La Repubblica newspaper, in which he singled out the two players who had crossed the line: Felipe Melo and Balotelli.

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Saturday May 9 2020
Felipe Melo: 'Chiellini is a bitter coward'

Felipe Melo did not waste time hitting back after Giorgio Chiellini called him ‘the worst of the worst,’ stating his former Juventus teammate ‘was a coward who is still bitter.’

The controversy erupted this morning when Chiellini presented his upcoming autobiography, noting there were only two teammates who had crossed the line: Melo and Mario Balotelli.

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