Milan living legend bows out to the sound of jeers and whistles. He didn’t deserve this
Paolo Maldini is the greatest defender of his generation, perhaps of all time. His career at Milan (he was a loyal, one-club man) spanned 24 years; Ryan Giggs would have to play at Man Utd for another six seasons to match that.
Maldini’s magnificent playing career ended on Sunday, in a 3-2 defeat at home to Roma (it was his 900th appearance!). Shame about the result, but Maldini was roundly cheered by both sets of fans after the final whistle. Except, that is, for some of Milan’s more hardcore fans (aka “Ultras”), who used the occasion to champion another great Milan defender, Franco Baresi, while at the same time jeering Italy’s most capped player.
“Thanks captain. On the pitch