Immobile blames Tevez for derby controversy

The prolific attacker feels that the Argentine should have refrained from publishing the picture of his injured ankle that saw him cop a lot of flak from fans and pundits
Torino striker Ciro Immobile has hit out at Juventus star Carlos Tevez for his role in the wave of criticism the 24-year-old received earlier this season after a foul on the Argentine attacker.

The former Bianconeri forward was panned by fans and pundits alike following his reckless challenge in the Granata's derby defeat to their city rivals back in September.

However, the forward feels things would not have got out of hand had Tevez resisted the urge to publish a picture of his injured ankle.

"It was not a nice thing of him to do toward me to put that photo up on Twitter," Immobile told Sky Italia.

"Just think about it: I never wanted to injure him. I'm not that kind of player.

"He put up that photo and then it all kicked off. A lot of bad things happened and I was pictured as if I was some murderer.

"He could have refrained from putting up that picture and all this would not have happened."

Torino and Juventus meet again on Sunday in the second Derby della Mole of the season.