AC Milan fans ‘sell fake dollars thrown at Gianluigi Donnarumma and will donate money to football schools in the city’ – claiming it’s ‘so we never again have to raise people without values like this unworthy one’
- Gianluigi Donnarumma faced his old club AC Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday
- AC Milan fans threw fake bank notes at the PSG keeper during the match
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AC Milan fans have reportedly sold the fake dollars thrown at Gianluigi Donnarumma so they can donate money to football schools in the city, as they have taken another shot at their former keeper.
Donnarumma returned to the San Siro as his Paris Saint-Germain side suffered a 2-1 defeat in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Despite coming through AC Milan’s youth academy to feature over 250 times for the red and black, he is not popular among fans of his former club, after refusing a £130,000-per-week deal to leave his boyhood club for free and pen a more lucrative contract with PSG in 2021.
AC Milan fans ‘made it rain’ with bank notes over Donnarumma who had a tough evening in front of a hostile crowd, not helped by his side’s European defeat.
It has now been reported that the money collected from selling the fake dollars will go to football schools in Corvetto and Baggio in Milan – so they can buy items such as shoes, balls and shirts.
AC Milan fans have sold the fake money thrown at former keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma
Fans threw fake dollars at Donnarumma who turned down a new deal with AC Milan to leave his boyhood club for free and sign for Paris Saint-Germain in 2021
The dollars had Donnarumma’s face on them with the caption ‘mercenario’ with the money raised from the fake dollars to go towards football schools in Milan
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A statement from the Curva Sud from Milan’s ultras in the Curva Sud said that it was ‘so we never again have to raise people without values like this unworthy one’.
Donnarumma tried his best to not take notice of the fake money, while his PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe found the funny side of the prank. He was seen standing on the half-way line laughing as the fans threw the fake currency at the goalkeeper.
The fans were also said to be wearing the No 71 shirt to highlight his betrayal by drawing reference to the Neapolitan system of interpreting dreams into winning lottery numbers — called Smorfia Napoletana — with 71 meaning ‘man without values’.
Speaking ahead of the game, Paris Saint-Germain chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi tried to remind Milan fans of the years of service Donnarumma gave the club.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, he said: ‘Gigi is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He’s still so young and such a great professional, he’s also a fantastic person.
‘What he contributed to AC Milan over 215 appearances was amazing – and I have huge respect for both AC Milan and Gigio.’
Donnarumma’s exceptional form at the start of his Milan career led to the goalkeeper becoming the youngest Italian to play for the U21 side, at the age of 17 years and 28 days in March 2016.
He went on to chalk up 251 appearances for the Serie A giants, winning the Italian Super Cup with the club in 2016-17.
AC Milan fans said the money towards football schools in the city are so they don’t ‘have to raise people without values like this unworthy one’ in reference to Donnarumma
His decision not to sign a new deal with Milan in 2021 sparked a frenzy in the transfer market, as Manchester United, Chelsea and Juventus fought PSG for his signature.
After agreeing his move to the Parc de Princes, Donnarumma helped Roberto Mancini’s Italy win the European Championships, triumphing over England in the final after a dramatic penalty shootout at Wembley.
The goalkeeper swiftly added to his portfolio of honours in Paris, winning successive Ligue 1 titles in 2022 and 2023.
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