Gianluigi Donnarumma's agent Mino Raiola has taunted AC Milan fans after the goalkeeper backed his agent amid rumours the two would part ways over his transfer saga.
The 18-year-old showed emphatic support for Raiola on Sunday afternoon with a tweet that said he'd be with the so-called super-agent "yesterday, today and tomorrow".
Raiola, who counts Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Balotelli among his clients, relished in the backing from the Real Madrid target and stuck a proverbial middle finger up at those who are critical of him on Twitter.
DONNARAIOLA x HATERS 1-0
What's next? — Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) June 25, 2017
Raiola is loathed by many at AC Milan due to the perceived influence he has had in persuading Donnarumma not to sign a new contract at San Siro.
Donnarumma, who is on Italy duty at the Under-21 European Championship, appeared to attempt to calm some of the rage caused by the tweet from his account with a follow-up statement on Sunday night.
"Today with my tweet I've sparked a real maze, which I did not want to generate, and I apologize for that," a message read.
"I want to reiterate my absolute love for AC Milan and their fans. Now I have in mind the national team, with which I hope to give a gift to all the fans.
"My promise is that as soon as the Under-21 European Championship is over, I will meet the club together with my family and my agent to discuss my renewal."
Soon after, however, another message appeared on his Instagram and Twitter pages claiming that he had been hacked.
"Hacking on my account," read the post. "Now I close my social profile."
Donnarumma is one of the most highly rated shot-stoppers in the world following two fantastic seasons in Serie A.
There are widespread reports that he has been offered a considerable pay rise to join La Liga and Champions League victors Real Madrid.
Head coach Zinedine Zidane has returned from holiday to Madrid to continue transfer talks as they also aim to buy Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe and keep hold of unsettled star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former Rossoneri forward Antonio Cassano, who also made the move to Real Madrid earlier in his career, suggested the teenager would be mad to turn down the mega-money move.