Ultras give AC Milan players pitchside ‘b******ing’ ahead of Inter second leg
AC Milan's faltering players stood and listened to the thoughts of their ultras days before the biggest game of their season.
Milan's stars knew they needed to address the fans after a shock 2-0 defeat against relegation-threatened Spezia – having lost 2-0 to Inter Milan in their Champions League semi-final first leg.
With the second-leg of that contest to follow on Tuesday, manager Stefano Pioli alongside Olivier Giroud and his colleagues went over to the travelling support – simply to listen.
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Having leaned on the advertising board to hear the thoughts of those who matter the most, they returned to the dressing room as preparations begin to face their fiercest rivals.
The clip got a huge reaction on social media, with Premier League supporters never seeing the like – and others simply baffled as to what was going on.
One reply said: "Imagine standing there and taking a b*****ing from your fans like this after a football match."
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As second read: "At least the players had the decency to listen to them. Fair play to them."
A third reply agreed: "Love it when players show this. Take the plaudits, take the criticism. Fair play AC Milan."
A fourth asked: "This is mad. Is this fear or respect?"
A fifth posted: "I've watched this too many times. I find it so funny."
As well as looking to reach a Champions League final for the first time since winning the competition in 2007, Milan are looking for qualification to the tournament through their league position.
Having lost their status as champions to Napoli, the Rossoneri sit fifth in the table and four points behind Lazio with three games to play.
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