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Inter Milan Legend Javier Zanetti Wears Special Armband for San Siro Send-off

Inter Milan Argentine defender Javier Zanetti gives a thumbs up sign to photographers prior to the start of the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Lazio at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterMay 10, 2014

Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti made his final home appearance on Saturday and wore a special captain's armband to mark the occasion. 

On his 614th Serie A appearance, he wore an armband that had names of all of his team-mates, past and present. It had a simple message: "Zanetti 4 Ever."  

The armband Zanetti will wear tonight includes names of teammates, past + present #JZ4ever via @BotineroMilano

— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) May 10, 2014

Javier Zanetti is on! His last ever home appearance for Inter!

— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) May 10, 2014

He came on in the 55th minute. 

Il momento dell'ingresso di Javier #Zanetti: San Siro esplode, è standing ovation per lui! #JZ4ever #IntLaz

— F.C. Internazionale (@Inter) May 10, 2014

Tributes kept pouring Zanetti, even from his rivals, as AC Milan honoured Zanetti on Instagram with the message, "A special tribute to Javier Zanetti, a loyal opponent in many matches. #fairplay"

One rabid fan invaded the pitch in a Zanetti shirt and was comforted by Zanetti as he was escorted off by security. 

Zanetti'ye sarılmak için sahaya giren Inter taraftarı

Tribun Dergi (@tribundergi) May 10, 2014

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