Luis Alberto found himself in very hot water on the day that his club unveiled their new Lazio–branded Boeing 737-300.
Although he later apologized, the midfielder initially seemed to criticize the decision to invest in purchasing the plane.
Speaking during a live stream on Twitch, a live-streaming platform dedicated to video games, the player replied to a user who asked him what he thought of the Biancoceleste plane.
They buy things but don’t pay us…
The reference, according to Radiosei, was targeted at President Claudio Lotito (due to alleged unpaid wages). This is an accusation that the club has denied in the past.
Furthermore, Lazio management insists that the club did not purchase the plane. Instead, they say that a commercial partnership was signed with Tayaranjet, a Bulgarian airline managed by Sicilian entrepreneurs. Therefore, Lazio will only pay for the flights that the team takes.
Lotito is unlikely to be pleased by the behaviour of the Spaniard. Although Luis Alberto has issued an apology, it remains to be seen if the player risks further disciplinary actions.