Inter Milan is struggling in Serie A. Heading into the season with high expectations, the Nerrazzuri have instead fallen to 10th place and their faithful fans are getting restless.
Trying to lighten the mood, vice captain Juan Jesus took to Twitter during the international break and offered all 122,000 of his followers a virtual hug, saying “Whatever happens, we are always together. A hug to you.”
Yeah, that didn’t go over too well.
— Juan 5 Jesus (@juan5jesus)October 13, 2014
According to Football Italia, one fan was apparently so irate by the defender’s words that he fired back, “Whatever happens you always take your salary!! Wake up!! You need to win.”
Juan Jesus hit back, writing “you’ve always got money on your mind. It’s easy for you to say, I’d like to see you on the field.”
The fan demanded a “different attitude” and the Brazilian became irritated. “How about we swap places. I’ll give you my wages and you live my life (training, travel, games). According to you we do things for a laugh.
“You don’t know how much I suffer to lose even if it’s to half a goal. So do this: ensure that you do everything you can as a supporter and we’ll do our part on the pitch.”
Yeah, umm, Juan?
We would like to trade places with you. Like, whenever you want.
Let us know.