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 pic.twitter.com/dXHmsYFvVJ
— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) May 10, 2014
Javier Zanetti is on! His last ever home appearance for Inter! pic.twitter.com/GvABTk7ZfO
— 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 pic.twitter.com/W9NRDaltDe
— 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 http://t.co/RHX5UqpQSH
— Tribun Dergi (@tribundergi) May 10, 2014