AC Milan Manager Stefano Pioli's First Serie A Winners Medal Stolen by Fans

AC Milan Manager Stefano Pioli's First Serie A Winners Medal Stolen by Fans

  • Stefano Pioli recently revealed that he had his medal stolen during title celebrations after a pitch invasion by fans
  • The AC Milan boss made an appeal for the fan to return his maiden medal, but the league also vowed to get him a replacement
  • Bizarrely enough, the fan took to Instagram to share an image of the medal, while sarcastically thanking the AC Milan boss

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli recently revealed that his Serie A winners medal was stolen during a pitch invasion.

The Rossoneri recently wrapped up the season in style as they won their first Scudetto in more than a decade, beating bitter rivals Inter to the title.

While it was all joy and jubilation after the title win, celebrations were slightly marred after a group of excited supporters invaded the pitch.

AC Milan Manager Stefano Pioli
Stefano Pioli of AC Milan celebrates after winning the championship after the Serie A match between US Sassuolo and AC Milan. Photo by Sportinfoto.
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An unscrupulous fan went to the lengths of taking Pioli’s piece of silverware from his neck, leading to the Milan boss to plead for its return.

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As reported by Daily Mail, Pioli said:

'It was stolen - the winner's medal, somebody stripped it from my neck. If I could make an appeal, I'd be grateful, it's the only one I have,”

Milan clinched the title courtesy of a comprehensive 3-0 win over Sassuolo away from home.

Following Pioli’s revelation, the league vowed to get him a replacement soon via a message on Twitter.

“Hey Mr Pioli, we'll give you the medal again tomorrow (Monday),” the message read.

Flaunting on social media

Bizarrely enough, one fan, who was presumably the one who stole Piolo’s silverware, took to social media to flaunt the valuable accolade.

A photo of the medal was posted on Instagram along with the caption “Thanks Pioli” to suggest that it was indeed the missing medal.

It was quite sad for Pioli to have his medal stolen as it was the first in his managerial career.

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Deeney calls for an end to pitch invasions

Meanwhile, Sports Brief earlier reported of a brilliant column written by Birmingham striker Troy Deeney about pitch invasions.

Deeney was critical of fans who stormed football pitches, saying action should be taken early enough before the situation escalated to dangerous ones.

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira and Aston Villa goalkeeper Rob Olsen have recently been unfortunate to get into confrontations with the pitch invaders

Source: Sports Brief News