Tiago Mendes Locks Juventus Chief in the Restroom

K ShakranSenior Analyst ISeptember 2, 2008

Juventus midfielder Tiago Mendes got so angry at the club’s president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli that he locked him in the restroom.

“The story of me being locked in the toilet by Tiago is true,” confessed Cobolli Gigli live on Sky Italia.

The Bianconeri chief wants to send the €20m-man away, who has been considered to be one of the biggest busts of the Serie A.

“It's a shame it got out, as this was something I told a friend in confidence. In any case, Alessandro Del Piero responded to the noise of me punching the door and offered to break it down.

“I told him it was better if someone else did it, as he needed to keep his shoulders in good shape for the Fiorentina game.”

Everton, Manchester City, Benfica, and Monaco have tabled some serious bids for the Portuguese midfielder, but he rejected them all as he wants to play in the Champions League.

“Hopefully by midnight Tiago will have found another club,” concluded Gigli.

The insanity that has hit the Serie A the last couple of years has been an alarming sight to witness for all other footballing minds around the world.

Does the league have a "boss" to control this atrocious commotion?

A player harassing a president and the one who actually owns his rights, should be handled with the most uptight punishment.

If a player committed this kind of act in the Premier League or La Liga, the media, the fans, the administration, and FIFA would kill his footballing career.

In my beloved Italy, however, see you later.


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