Inter punishes Icardi according to 'club regulations'

MILAN (AP) " Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi will be punished according to "internal club regulations" after his comments about hard-core "ultra" fans.

In a statement, Inter did not specify what the punishment would entail but it was expected to include a hefty fine while letting him remain captain.

Icardi angered the fans when he recounted a clash with the "ultras" in his recently published autobiography, which the supporters called "lies."

The "ultras" cheered after Icardi missed a penalty for Inter in a 2-1 loss to Cagliari on Sunday.

Icardi says, "Within a family, tough times and misunderstandings happen. It all stemmed from a page of my book, which was probably written in haste. ... I'm really sorry that Inter fans got caught up in all this."

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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