Newcastle United target Stefano Sturaro has apologised after hitting out at a 12-year-old Napoli fan on social media.
The Juventus star – who has had a difficult start to the season for The Old Lady – lost his cool on Instagram after receiving a number of unwanted messages, but it was one poor youngster who received the brunt of the midfielder’s brutal backlash.
“Sorry, Gomorra. Sit down or I’ll embarrass you to such a degree that you’ll cry for three days. Go play with your Pokemon and stop bothering me, you retard,” the Italy international wrote, “Go cry to your mother, you damn child. Actually, I am at home with your mother.”
Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro apologises after snapping at a 12-year-old Napoli fan on social media.
Of course the savage outburst was not taken to well by football fans everywhere, and the 24-year-old has now apologised for his regrettable attack.
“Often we players are insulted via social networks”, the Genoa academy graduate published via his official Instagram account.
“We ought to ignore them, but at times the instinct prevails. I apologise to anyone who felt affected by this.”
Sturaro has not featured for Juventus since mid-November and is heavily rumoured to be on his way out of Italy after the New Year.