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Sunday 19 November 2017

Attacked Ljajic can't forgive boss

The Fiorentina player who was on the receiving end of an attack from his -- now former -- manager Delio Rossi's has finally learned how to defend himself. Adem Ljajic launched a staunch denial that he verbally abused Rossi prior to the now infamous dug-out attack on him.

"If the TV images show that I (insulted the coach) then I'll quit the game," he told the 'Corriere della Sera'. "Rossi looked to strike me while saying 'you're a jerk, I'll kill you'.

"That's when I responded to him in Serbian and I wasn't complimentary."

Rossi, who was sacked for the attack, subsequently apologised to the club, but implied that he reacted to an insult from the Serbian. "I can't forgive him," Ljajic added. "People have started saying that I insulted his dead mother, that I spoke about a handicapped son, none of this is true."

Irish Independent

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