AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso had conceded that singing a disparaging song about former coach Leonardo after the San Siro side secured the Serie A title in May was a mistake, and has apologised for his actions.
Leonardo, who wore the Milan jersey as a player between 1997 and 2001, was appointed Inter coach halfway the 2010-11 campaign and Gattuso was far from happy with the Brazilian's decision to join Milan's arch rivals, but has repented for his actions.
"I made a big mess with that chant against Leonardo. We all know what I sang that day and I really should not have done it," Gattuso said, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I take responsibility for what happened. I knew it would come back to haunt me. It was probably not a wise thing to do, but those who know me know what happened. Enough is enough, though. You have to admit your mistakes and apologise for them."
Gattuso recently confirmed that he has no intention of leaving AC Milan for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala this summer and will stay with the Serie A champions for at least one more season.