Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has rushed to the defence of Gianluigi Donnarumma after the teenage goalkeeper was targeted by fans before the club’s 3-0 win over Verona on Wednesday.
Fans unfurled a massive banner before the game, coming in the wake of a report that Donnarumma’s contract, signed only last summer, could be annulled and that he had been “forced” to sign it.
The banner read: “Psychological violence by giving you €6m a season and signing your parasite brother [Antonio]? It’s time to leave – our patience with you is over!” Donnarumma was reportedly in tears after the game.
“He’s an 18-year-old kid, of course he was shaken. I can only thank him for what he’s doing,” Gattuso said.