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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
Chiellini: 'I'd never hurt anyone'

Giorgio Chiellini admits to using some dark arts in defending, but he’d never hurt an opponent intentionally, while the Juventus star points to a future role behind the scenes.

The interview that accompanied his new autobiography already caused a great deal of controversy with Felipe Melo and Mario Balotelli firing back, but he also covered his own approach to the game in La Repubblica.

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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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Saturday May 9 2020
Chiellini: 'Balotelli and Felipe Melo the worst'

Giorgio Chiellini spills the beans in his autobiography, as the Juventus captain admits to ‘hating Inter’, while slamming ‘negative’ Mario Balotelli and ‘the worst of the worst’ Felipe Melo.

The defender will release his book, ‘Io, Giorgio’, next week with the profits going to charity and he presented the tome in an interview with La Repubblica newspaper.

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Sunday May 3 2020
Paratici: 'Hope Higuain stays at Juve'

Fabio Paratici confirmed Juventus are in talks to extend Gigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala contracts, won’t deny the Miralem Pjanic-Arthur Melo swap, but Gonzalo Higuain is ‘worried.’

The Chief Football Officer sat down with Sky Sport Italia today to discuss preparations for next season in the post-coronavirus world.

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Thursday April 30 2020
Papu launches shirt charity project

Atalanta captain Papu Gomez has helped set up a new charity project called The Biggest Game, with players from all over the world – not just football – donating items.

“I started this project 20 days ago: we got over 100 sporting figures from all over the world together to fight the coronavirus. I thank all those who participated,” wrote Gomez on his Instagram page.

It was set up with Shirtum and is practically an online raffle for jerseys – or shoes.

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