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Mino Raiola says Milan failed to protect Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma from fan abuse

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Gianluigi Donnarumma’s agent Mino Raiola lashes out at AC Milan’s former club for doing nothing to stop ‘DISGUSTING’ abuse after being booed by his OWN fans during Italian Nations League defeat to Spain

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma was booed during Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Spain
  • Goalkeeper was booed by his own fans for stopping at boys’ club Milan for PSG
  • Angry and whistle sounded every time he touched the ball in Nations League loss
  • Abuse followed a series of fan banners promising a hostile return to Milan
  • Player agent Mino Raiola says the club should have protected him from abuse











Italy’s agent Gianluigi Donnarumma Mino Raiola has accused AC Milan of failing to defend him against the abuse he suffered on his return to San Siro during the Nations League defeat to Spain.

The 22-year-old stopper was met with hostility in Azzurri’s 2-1 defeat when he played at his former club’s home for the first time since leaving Milan for PSG in the summer.

Donnarumma endured booing and whistles from part of the crowd every time he hit the ball in the loss to Luis Enrique’s side, which followed a series of insulting banners.

Gianluigi Donnarumma suffered abuse on his return to San Siro in this week’s defeat to Spain

A banner unfurled in the ground before kick-off on Wednesday, reading: ‘Donnarumma, piece of shit, you will never be welcome in Milan again.’

It wasn’t the first time Milan’s ultras taunted Donnarumma while Italian supporters taunted him while playing for the U21 national reserves.

Donnarumma was Italy’s penalty shootout hero in the Euro 2020 final over England and was named Player of the Tournament this summer, but it seems his former club’s supporters cannot forgive his controversial move to the French giants.

But Raiola has put the blame for the abuse his client was subjected to on Wednesday squarely at AC Milan’s feet, stressing that the Serie A club should have done more to protect him.

Donnarumma's agent Mino Raiola accused AC Milan of failing to defend him against fan abuse

Donnarumma’s agent Mino Raiola accused AC Milan of failing to defend him against fan abuse

“I’m disgusted by the booing at Donnarumma and I wonder why Milan didn’t intervene in some way after that banner,” he told Il Corriere dello Sport.

He added, “Do you want to talk about threats?”

‘Did he kill anyone? I do not think so. The truth is that Milan didn’t have the strength to keep him, but it doesn’t matter.

Milan Ultras had unveiled banners saying Donnarumma was no longer welcome in the city

Milan Ultras had unveiled banners saying Donnarumma was no longer welcome in the city

‘Ask someone, ask a father. What would he recommend to his son? Will you join PSG or will you stay in Milan?

“What happened in the stadium is sad, strange and shameful.

“It’s strange that Milan fans only focus on Donnarumma, just because he made a free choice.

“It is also strange and disappointing that Milan has not distanced itself from this unacceptable behaviour.”

Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets offered some sympathetic support throughout the game as Donnarumma booed.

Donnarumma played in San Siro for the first time since he left Milan for PSG

Donnarumma played in San Siro for the first time since he left Milan for PSG

And Raiola said, ‘Italy looked bad for the whole world. I appreciate the gesture of Sergio Busquets, he understood the situation and what Gigio was going through.

“Gigio has always given everything to the national team, contributed to winning the European Championship and being named the best player in the league.

“He also helped Milan, he remained loyal through the most difficult moment for the club, was professional until the last day and helped the team return to the Champions League.”

Former Juventus and Roma manager Fabio Capello had urged Italian fans not to scold Donnarumma on Wednesday night, although the Italian manager admitted the goalkeeper was “ungrateful” to Milan and their supporters.

Before Wednesday’s game, Capello said: “I hope they will fulfill his wish as he is a national team player who has made a huge contribution.

“Let me say, however, that he was ungrateful to Milan. After everything the club did for him and his family when he was a kid, he should have behaved differently.”

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