Wolves youngster Patrick Cutrone has reportedly been subjected to horrific social media abuse while on loan with Fiorentina, as the Italy starlet played against his former club AC Milan this weekend.
The 22 year-old joined Wolves last summer in a £16m deal from Milan, but the role of being Raul Jimenez’s deputy proved to be a difficult one as the Mexico international made himself quite simply un-droppable, leading to Cutrone’s exit in January. He joined Fiorentina on an 18-month loan, coming on as a substitute in Saturday’s clash against his former club.
The sides drew 1-1 after Milan took the lead through Ante Rebic only for ten-man Fiorentina to respond in the 85th minute through an Erick Pulgar penalty, a spot-kick won by Cutrone. Football Italia report Cutrone endured terrible abuse after the match, including references to the Coronavirus and even former Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, who passed away in March 2018 from a heart condition. Speaking on the abuse, Cutrone said: “There are no limits to the worst of people.”
Of course, Italian football has been under the spotlight this season on several occasions, such as the racist newspaper headline directed at Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling and the awful treatment of stars like Mario Balotelli. Thankfully, some Milan fans have been quick to lambast the treatment of their former prospect on Twitter.
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