Gattuso admits mistake with Leonardo chants

Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has spoken out about his controversial chants aimed at former Milan Coach Leonardo and admitted in retrospect it might have been better to keep silent.
In the aftermath of the Rossoneri’s title win, footage of Gattuso chanting derogatory songs about Leonardo, who is now the manager at Inter, was revealed which prompted the Brazilian to demand an explanation.
Gattuso has now spoken out for the first time about the incident and while he admitted his mistake, he hasn’t issued an apology to Leonardo or Inter.
“All this fuss over a joke seems a bit overblown to me. But if I could go back in time, looking at all the trouble this has caused, I wouldn’t do it again.”
“I know I have not set the right example for kids, but let us not take things out of context. You don’t hear educational chants at the stadium. But to be honest, I would jump on the railings to sing with them again.”

Gattuso stated that he was only repaying the fans’ for their support throughout the campaign and that he would never criticize them. On his own behaviour this season, which has seen him get into a scuffle with Tottenham’s assistant manager, he was reflective.
“These fans follow us around Italy, undertaking loads of expenses and journeys. The least we could do was thank them. To demonize them would be hypocrisy. I think I’ve made more mistakes this season than in 16 years as a professional.”
This is not the first time that Milan celebrations have offended Inter in some way. After the Rossoneri’s 2007 Champions League win, Massimo Ambrosini was seen holding a banner asking Inter ‘to shove’ its Scudetto.

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