You might want to remain seated for this, Alberto. (Image: Reuters)
Missing out on a World Cup squad is painful enough. But when your own club congratulates you thinking that the opposite is true? Now that’s just brutal.
Poor Alberto Gilardino. The longtime Italy international, who was part of the Azzurri’s World Cup winning squad in 2006, received that very punch to the gut on Tuesday, when his club, Genoa, Tweeted out the following message before Italy’s provisional roster was officially announced:
Mattia Perin, Genoa’s goalkeeper did make the cut. Gilardino did not. D’oh! Probably shouldn’t jump the gun next time, Genoa.