MILAN – Intense week for Calhanoglu. Milan's footballer had just returned from a week of controversy over his pro-Erdogan military salute with the Turkish shirt but on his return to Italy he was able to regain his serenity and immediately made the difference by scoring against Lecce.
The Turk was facilitated by the attitude of Milan which, with respect to other clubs, entrenched itself on a "no comment". Rome instead, through Fonseca, condemned the attitude of its Turkish, Cengiz Under, stating that football and politics must be separated.
"The post published by Under on Instagram with the military salute and the flag of Turkey? I will not reveal what we said in the team, but I can say that this morning I read an interview with Valdano in which he spoke of the Catalan situation and explained that football and politics should not sleep in the same bed. It is an expression that I share, and indeed for me football and politics are two very distinct and separate things that must not even enter the same house. I don't like to mix political issues with our profession ".
Thus the Roma coach, Paulo Fonseca , during the press conference on the eve of the trip to Marassi with Sampdoria. The Giallorossi played today in Genoa, drawing zero to zero, Under was not the match because he was injured.
Leonardo Bonucci is of the same opinion as Fonseca. The Juventus defender was summoned for the military salute of his teammate, the Turkish Demiral. Bonucci talked about this topic during the National team's retreat.
"What do I think of the military salute of the Turkish players? Politics and sport must be separated because sport must be passion and fun. I am for non-violence and war hurts everyone. Everyone is free to express their thoughts, but it is not right to do so on a football field "(source Ansa).
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