& # 39; I have never shown a disrespect to anyone in 10 years as a player & # 39 ;: former Liverpool star Lucas Leiva denies verbally abusing AC Milan during the loss of Lazio
- Lucas Leiva has denied allegations that he has verbally abused a wheelchair user
- The incident occurred during the heated Serie A collision between Lazio and Milan
- It was alleged Leiva told Milan press officer to remain seated and remain silent
- Leiva said: & # 39; I would like to make it clear that the allegations recently made against me after the competition in Milan are totally incorrect and unfounded & # 39;
Lucas Leiva has denied allegations that he verbally abused a disabled press officer from AC Milan during the 1-0 defeat of Lazio in the San Siro.
A report in the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero claimed that the former Liverpool midfielder had told the wheelchair user to & # 39; during the heated 1-0 win of Milan & # 39; to sit and remain silent & # 39 ;.
But Leiva has strictly denied the allegations and labeled as & # 39; false and unfounded & # 39 ;.
Lucas Leiva has strictly denied the allegations that he has verbally abused a wheelchair user
An Italian newspaper report alleged that he had told the Milan press officer: & # 39; Sit down and shut up & # 39;
The Brazilian wrote on Twitter: & # 39; I would like to make it clear that the allegations that have been made about me after the competition in Milan are totally incorrect and unfounded.
& # 39; It is my concern to emphasize this regrettable and totally wrong fact about me, since I have never shown a disrespect to anyone in 10 years as a player.
LUCAS LEIVA & # 39; S CV
Clubs: Gremio (2005-2007), Liverpool (2007-2017), Lazio (2017-)
Club honors: League Cup (2012), Italian Super Cup (2017)
Individual awards: Liverpool player of the year (2011), Lazio player of the season (2018)
& # 39; It is absolutely not part of my professional behavior and it is not only an insult to third parties, but also to me on a human level.
& # 39; In a football match, if you are taken over by competitive tension, you can say many things, but there is always a limit that I never cross.
& # 39; Given that my education is based on respect and common sense, I could never tolerate such behavior. & # 39;
The incident was reportedly reported by officials, and press officer Ugo Allevi, who has worked for Milan for more than 25 years, reportedly responded to the charge of an expletive.
Milan did not comment on the matter.
The competition itself was a tough encounter, decided by a single goal from Franck Kessie for the Rossoneri.
Leiva has punished the allegations about Twiter with the claim that they are & # 39; completely false and unfounded & # 39; to be
During the full time there was a fight between the players while Kessie and Tiemoue Bakayoko apologized on Monday for parading the shirt of Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi to the home fans on full time.
Acerbi had irritated the stars of Milan by claiming that there was no comparison between the players of the team, but the borrowed Chelsea star and Kessie expressed their anger about their actions, emphasizing that it was only a playful gesture & # 39; used to be.
Lazio has a competition over Milan, but they are six points aside on the side of Gennaro Gattuso, who is in last place in the Champions League in the Serie A.
Leiva has made 80 appearances for Lazio since joining the Liverpool club in 2017.