‘It’s Time To Leave, Our Patience Is Over’ – AC Milan Fans Reduce Gianluigi Donnarumma To Tears With Incredibly Merciless Banner (Photo)

Chris Wright

14th, December 2017


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AC Milan’s teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was reduced to tears at several junctures of Wednesday night’s Coppa Italia tie against Hellas Verona after his own fans unfurled a massive banner informing the youngster that they’d “lost patience” with him.

The 18-year-old stopper and his agent, the irrepressible Mino Raiola, are currently locked in an ongoing contractual wrangle with Milan, with Raiola attempting – as is his wont – to squeeze every last cent out of the Rossoneri.

The ill-will against Donnarumma has been swelling for some time, and the Verona match saw the youngster finally break when he was greeted with an enormous banner behind his goal during the warm-up at the San Siro.

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According to Italian Football TV, the translation reads as follows:

Psychological violence by giving you €6million a season and signing your parasite brother? It’s time to leave… our patience with you is over!

The banner refers to Raiola’s insistence that Donnarumma signed a new three-year contract extension under “immense pressure” from the Milan board. The contract was signed in July and made the teenager the third-highest paid player in Italian football.

Now, according to Corriere della Sera, Raiola’s lawyers are currently working to prove that Donnarumma only signed the deal after being subjected to “psychological violence” so that the deal can be mulched an a January transfer to PSG can be pushed through.

Either way, the banner obviously hit home, with cameras inside the San Siro dugout capturing club captain Leonardo Bonucci having to console the visibly upset goalkeeper before kick-off…

Milan went on to breeze to a 3-0 victory, though Bonucci was forced to repeatedly console Donnarumma as the jeering from the Curva continued.

Head coach Rino Gattuso also gave him a hug and a growly pep talk after the final whistle…

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So Raiola has disrupted a young man’s mental state, created an atmosphere around him so toxic that he evidently hates going to work and forged a seemingly irreparable schism between him and the fans of a club he previously enjoyed unshakeable ‘prodigy’ status at – all in the space of about a year or so.

Still, that sweet multi-million PSG signing-on fee isn’t going to hustle itself.

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  1. Beano says:

    Jesus Milan fans, why would you want to drive out one of the best goalkeeping prospects in the world?

    • Onaeb says:

      They are at least doing the world of football a service in showing other young prospects what can happen when you’re managed by Raiola.

    • Andrew says:

      Is that a serious question Beano? Do you read the articles. He wants his contract canceled based on some fairytale story his agent has dreamed up.

      • Beano says:

        So obviously the best course of action is to ensure he has a real reason to want to leave, even though at the moment it’s just because of his agent’s brainwashing?

        What’s that logic Andrew?

  2. Steve says:

    Inter ultras were ready to string up Icardi and now he’s their god. Oh the internet age; where no one remembers or cares about whatever it was a week later.

  3. Bruno says:

    I don’t watch Milan much so I only know what I read about this fella. Is he really that good? I mean, they could sell him for 80 million maybe. That’s De Gea good.

    Anyway, if he’s crying around due to protests by supporters he’s not a strong guy. I say get the 80 million and fuck him.

    • Beano says:

      He’s up there. Real debate between whether Mattia Perin or Donnarumma is the true no. 1 Italian keeper prodigy, but given his age and success so far he’s definitely shown the potential.

      • Steve says:

        Perrin is 25 with a bad history of injury, playing on Genoa. Donnarumma is 18 (!!) with a history of world class saves, playing on Milan.

        There is no debate.

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