'Big feet' gets the hump with Sacchi
Published 18/09/2010 | 05:00
ITALIAN football fans must have been choking on their pasta the other night after an amazing row live on telly between AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and former Italy and Rossoneri coach Arigo Sacchi.
After Milan's 2-0 win over Auxerre in the Champions League on Wednesday night, studio guest Sacchi joked that Ibrahimovic -- who got both goals -- only scored the first one because he has big feet.
However, the Swede took offence at the remark and launched a tirade towards Sacchi. "Sacchi needs to learn how to shut up. If you don't like the way I play, don't come and watch me," said Ibrahimovic.
A stunned Sacchi replied: "Look, it was only a compliment. Let me explain." To which the player said: "You don't need to explain anything to me." But Sacchi saved the best until last by saying: "You need to learn some manners, son."
Ibrahimovic also stoked controversy at training ahead of the Auxerre match, where he was caught on camera kicking team-mate Rodney Strasser in the back for no apparent reason.