MILAN — Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi will be punished according to “internal club regulations” after his comments about hard-core “ultra” fans.
In a statement, Inter did not specify what the punishment would entail but it was expected to include a hefty fine while letting him remain captain.
Icardi angered the fans when he recounted a clash with the “ultras” in his recently published autobiography, which the supporters called “lies.”
The “ultras” cheered after Icardi missed a penalty for Inter in a 2-1 loss to Cagliari on Sunday.
Icardi says, “Within a family, tough times and misunderstandings happen. It all stemmed from a page of my book, which was probably written in haste. … I’m really sorry that Inter fans got caught up in all this.”