Sunday, February 15, 2009

Inter Fans Hail Paolo Maldini Before Milan Derby

The legendary Rossoneri’s captain proved that he is one of those few players who is respected by all fans, irrespective of which team they support.

Inter fans greeted the entrance on the pitch of the Milan team with the 'usual' jeers, except for one player: Paolo Maldini.

The Rossoneri's captain was in fact welcomed to San Siro by a very respectful banner displayed by the Nerazzurri supporters. The message on the banner said 'Per 20 anni nostro rivale, ma nella vita sempre leale' (For 20 years our opponent, but in life always loyal).

Maldini showed that he appreciated this message by applauding the Inter fans who responded by applauding back to the Italian legend.

This will be his final Derby della Madonnina, after playing in total 55 games against Inter, before he retires at the end of the season, and this episode proved yet again how respected Maldini is all over Italy by all fans of all teams.