Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes aim at former team-mate Hakan Calhanoglu as he asks fans to send a vengeful message to the midfielder amid AC Milan’s Serie A title celebrations after the Turk switched allegiance to arch-rivals Inter
- AC Milan beat their local rivals Inter to the Serie A title by two points on Sunday
- Hakan Calhanoglu joined Inter when his contract at Milan expired last summer
- The midfielder burned bridges when he said he joined Inter to ‘win something’
- Ibrahimovic told Milan fans to send ex-team-mate a message amid their parade
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could not resist having a dig at former team-mate Hakan Calhanoglu as he demanded AC Milan fans to send the Inter midfielder a message during their Serie A title parade.
Milan pipped their local rivals to their 19th Scudetto with a 3-0 win over Sassuolo on Sunday thanks to Olivier Giroud’s brace and Franck Kessie’s goal.
And Ibrahimovic used their title celebrations as a chance to rub the victory in the face of former team-mate Calhanoglu, who crossed the city divide last summer.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a dig at former team-mate Hakan Calhanoglu (pictured) during AC Milan’s Serie A title celebrations
Standing atop the team’s open-top bus, the Swede addressed the hoard of celebrating fans through a microphone and asked them to send a vengeful message to their former player.
According to Sporf, he striker demanded: ‘Send a message to Hakan [Calhanoglu]!’ To which the crowd replied: ‘S**t!’
Calhanoglu shocked fans by making the move to Inter last July when his contract at Milan expired.
Milan pipped city rivals Inter to the title to seal the crown for the first time in 11 seasons
Ibrahimovic used the team’s victory parade to ask fans to send Calhanoglu a message
The Turk further burned bridges shortly after his departure, when he said that he wanted to join Inter to ‘win something in Italy’, according to Goal.
His wish was granted as Inter lifted the Coppa Italia with a 4-2 win over Juventus in the final earlier this month.
However, Milan will feel their league victory, which they pipped their rivals to by two points, will count as a vengeful success over Calhanoglu.
He also hardly helped matters when he claimed that Inter were ‘a great team’ because ‘they often beat Milan in derbies’.
The midfielder crossed the city divide last summer after his contract with Milan expired
The Turk burned bridges when he claimed that his new side ‘often beat Milan in derbies’
Calhanoglu’s first clash against his former side came in November when he was welcomed by boos from the Milan fans before slotting home a 10th-minute penalty as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
The second Derby della Madonnina saw Milan emerge victorious with a 2-1 win that handed them an advantage in the Serie A title race.
However, Inter enacted revenge as they knocked their Milan rivals out of the Coppa Italia in the semi-finals on their way to clinching the trophy.