Inter coach Antonio Conte was subject to a barrage of insults from Juventus directors in last night’s Coppa Italia semi-final second leg, according to an Italian media report today.
As per FCInter1908.it, Bianconeri executives, including club president Andrea Agnelli, repeatedly called the former Italian national team coach both a ‘clown’ and ‘idiot’ during the first half of the Derby d’Italia at the Allianz Stadium.
When returning to the field after half-time, Inter team manager Lele Oriali requested Juventus sort themselves out and lowered their tone, but he was met with a threatening response.
One report suggested Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici even warned he might hit Oriali, claims Juventus have since dismissed.
At the end of the game, Agnelli practically chased Conte down the tunnel and continued to insult him while covering his mouth with his hand, leading Conte to ask for Agnelli to find some courage and talk directly to his face.
Conte was not completely exemplary himself during all these heated incidents, with television cameras picking him up flashing the middle finger towards Agnelli at the end of the first half.
FCIN1908 did commend Conte for his exemplary conduct during his post-match interviews, however, despite all the provocations he had received on the touchline.
“Let’s not have lessons on style from Juventus, thanks,” they concluded.