Maldini Responds Gracefully: I’m Proud Not To Be One Of Them

The Milan captain responded with typically grace following the distasteful protest during his farewell salute…

Despite his obvious disappointment at the half-witted protest by some of the Milan Ultras, Maldini left the San Siro in elegant fashion, his head held high, his face alive with a broad smile.

After having his farewell party unfairly blemished by a large group of Milan’s Curva Sud, the legendary captain initially refused to acknowledge the ugly scene on what was otherwise a day for celebration

As a sea of journalists hounded the legendary no.3 as he entered the San Siro car park, Maldini announced he would be present on the final day of the season away to Fiorentina.

Then, just as he was about to get in his car and drive away, he smiled and simply stated, “I’m proud because I’m not a person like these fans.”

As always, the Milan captain proved once again that he is as graceful off the field as he has been on it.

Stefano Federici, Goal.com