Acerbi to Bakayoko and Kessie: “Fomenting hatred is a sign of weakness…”

Francesco Acerbi, Source- Getty Images

Francesco Acerbi, Source- Getty Images

Francesco Acerbi’s response to the ‘more than objectionable gesture’ of Franck Kessie and Tiemoue Bayakoko arrived immediately after the pair held up his jersey in front of the Milan Curva. The Italian 31-year-old defender traded his shirt with Tiemoue after the 1-0 loss, with the intention of ending the small feud that had erupted after his comments before the game. Through a post on Instagram, Acerbi replied with his usual class; no doubt about the winner off the field in this scenario.

I’m sorry because I switched the shirt to put an end to the matter, fomenting hatred is not sport but a sign of weakness.

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