Gennaro Gattuso has accused Barbara Berlusconi of showing Adriano Galliani a lack of respect - before claiming that there is no place for women in football.
AC Milan CEO Galliani has been locked in a power struggle with Berlusconi at San Siro and last week sensationally claimed that he would be resigning after the Champions League clash with Ajax on Dec. 11.
The 60-year-old was ultimately persuaded to perform a u-turn by his adversary's father, club owner Silvio, but Gattuso is upset that Galliani's leadership skills were ever questioned - particularly by a female.
"I think that someone like him, for everything he has done and how he has managed the club for all these years now, deserves respect," the former Rossoneri midfielder told Radio Radio.
"And then, women, I'm sorry to say, I don't see them as a part of the world of football."
Gattuso joined AC Milan from Salernitana in 1999 and won two Champions Leagues and two Scudetti during his 13-year stay at San Siro.