A match between the pitch and social media: that’s how it started before Lazio’s 1-0 loss at the San Siro, and that’s hopefully how it will end. Not only did Tiemoue Bakayoko proudly display Francesco Acerbi’s jersey under the Curva Sud with Franck Kessie, but he also continued the feud on social media as well. Ignoring the responses of the Biancocelesti defender and Ciro Immobile, the French midfielder posted an Instagram story with the Lazio 33 jersey and the phrase: “1-0 my friend”. After a short while, Bakayoko took a step back, and again through an Instagram post, explained his gesture and apologized:
Mine was only a gesture to joke, it’s just a game. I didn’t want to disrespect anyone. I apologize to my friend Acerbi if he felt offended.
Kessie also apologized for his involvement in an Instagram post.
My most sincere apology to Francesco Acerbi. I just wanted to joke, nothing more. Maximum respect for everyone.