Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Franco Baresi: Paolo Maldini Did Not Deserve To Be Insulted By Milan Ultras

AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini played his final match at the San Siro on Sunday before his retirement at the end of the season. However, it was not a happy affair as his side lost 3-2 to Roma and the captain was also insulted by the Rossoneri Ultras.

Some of the fans held up a banners with the number six, referring to former player Franco Baresi and shouting "there is only one captain".

Baresi himself briefly commented on these events, claiming that Maldini was a class act. "I regret this, because Paolo does not deserve it," he said to Sky Sport on Monday.

The 1994 World Cup finalist then opted not to comment any further on the topic, as he found the situation embarrassing.

Maldini has enjoyed a 24 year career with Milan, making his debut back in 1985. He has won a number of honours at club level, including five Champions League trophies and made over 900 appearances for the Rossoneri in all competitions.

Adam Scime, Goal.com