'No love, no respect, won't cheer for him at stadium' - life-long Juve supporter opens up on Bonucci return
- Maurizio Giovanelli, a Juve season ticket holder and founder of fan site Around Turin, believes not everything could be forgiven
Giovanelli told Bleacher Report: "Many people are asking why Juve fans in Turin didn't try to stop this deal like other fans did with similar swaps in the past, but our management earned a lot of credit. We must respect and trust their decisions, also considering the financial parameters they must meet, which has clearly been the main reason for all this.
"Even if the Ultras wanted to eventually protest, you must understand that all the organised groups are on summer vacation, and can you imagine complaining about the club now that we just got Ronaldo or protesting against a management team who brought so many trophies in the last few years?
"I am the first one who is not happy at all about how things went, but to be honest, what is done is done. I will not cheer for Bonucci at the stadium because I feel betrayed. Do I have respect for this man? No.
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"He abandoned ship more than once when things got heated, and he will have the chance to talk and explain, but regardless of what he will say, I will never love him again like I used to love him in the past. I will simply deal with it because I love my team and we have a goal in mind."
Bonucci returned when Juve a swap deal involving Leonardo and Mattia Caldara. Leonardo Bonucci's wage will go down from the €8m per year salary he is currently on to €5.5m. He joined Milan last summer for £35 million after a successful seven-year spell at Juve.