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Inter Milan player produces a historically-scummy bit of gamesmanship

Apr 15, 2014, 11:27 AM EST

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Even John Terry probably thinks this is too much.

For a moment, forget that Mauro Icardi is now living with his ex-teammate’s ex-wife. Ignore that the new couple are responsible for some dirty public Twitter photos, and even look away from the lack of prematch handshake between Icardi and the former teammate in question, Maxi Lopez.

In a vacuum, Icardi committed an absolutely classless offense before match day between Inter Milan and his ex-club, Sampdoria.

His girlfriend and he posted a photo of Lopez’s young children wearing Icardi’s Inter jerseys.

Wow. It follows that Lopez is not happy, especially considering the photos were the latest in a long line.

“I can understand that, being a public figure, he publishes photos. But I’m not comfortable with my kids being in those photos,” Lopez said in comments to Sky Sport that were carried by http://www.gazzetta.it on Wednesday.

Lopez, who has regular contact with his children, added: “The kids are my strength… and they know I will do everything to protect them because they mean everything to me.”

According to blog site Who Ate All The Pies, the Italian media had been referring to the match as the “Derby della Nara” in reference to woman in question, Argentine model Wanda Nara.

There was no hero’s ending, as Icardi scored the match’s first goal before Lopez has a penalty kick saved en route to a 4-0 Inter win.

  1. kicksave1980 - Apr 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Shame that the kids are being thrown in the middle, but it sounds like Lopez is a lot better off without her. The Argentine equivalent to white trash based on actions.

  2. krazymunky - Apr 15, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    John Terry ” Challenge Accepted.”

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