Inter cancels their press conference in protest that Italian newspaper, Corriere Dello Sport circulated an offensive article about head coach Antonio Conte.
Conte did not grant the regular pre-match session with the reporters usually for game previews. The canceled press talk was aimed at their away Serie A match against Fiorentina on Sunday.
According to Football Italia, a message from the club to criticize the letter shocks the journalists. The newsmen had already come together for the discussion in the conference room.
But the former Chelsea manager disagrees to speak with the media because the newspaper published an insulting letter from a fan.
While the Corriere agrees with the critical content by adding their own comment. The content which mocks Conte’s ability to control his Champions League 2-1 loss to Barcelona on Tuesday.
Though, the Nerazzurri’s clash with Barca was ridiculous as they lost to the youngsters of Ernesto Valverde’s side. The Inter result led the Serie A leaders out of the competition and will have to play in the Europa League.
Inter’s statement read: “Yesterday [Friday], the Corriere dello Sport published an offensive letter towards our coach, justifying its aggression in the comment.
“In order to send out a message to all media outlets that they must “guarantee respect for people”, there won’t be a press conference today.”
Romelu Lukaku and former Manchester United teammate Chris Smalling, now playing for Roma had earlier headline Corriere Sport this month. Falling a victim of racism with their controversial ”Black Friday”.
Inter Milan are two points ahead of Juventus at the top of the table before the trip to Fiorentina. But became the only one of four Italy’s teams not to advance to the Champions League last 16.