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Mauro Icardi insulted his own fans, so they cheered his mistakes and demanded Inter Milan strip him of the captaincy

Also, Inter asked him to take a pay cut.

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Mauro Icardi is just 23 years old, but a publisher saw it fit to have him write a memoir, and he obliged. The results show why 23-year-olds should not be writing memoirs.

In his book, Icardi criticized Inter Milan supporters and claimed that he was a hero in the dressing room for standing up to a particularly critical section of the Curva. Given that he still has to play in front of them, that was a bad choice. He was booed by his own fans on Sunday and they cheered when he missed a penalty. Those same supporters are now calling for Icardi to be stripped of the captain's armband.

Inter's mad, too, and is apparently asking him to take a pay cut. He has absolutely no reason to do this, so he probably won't.

Expect Icardi to fan the flames further -- this is a man who dated his teammate's wife and later married her, after all.

Goal of the day

This stunner from Iker Muniain against Real Sociedad. (r/soccer)

In the news

Neymar has agreed to terms on a new contract with Barcelona. (@FCBarcelona)

Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld's knee injury isn't as bad as first feared. (Evening Standard)

When Didier Drogba learned he wasn't starting this weekend, he asked not to be in the 18. (ESPN FC)

James Rodriguez has recovered from his injury and will be available to face Legia Warsaw. (Marca)

When asked about re-signing Mesut Özil, Arsene Wenger said "if you have a good bank, call me." (Guardian)

Marco Russ, who's recovering from cancer, expects to play the second half of the Bundesliga season. (Bundesliga)

You should be reading

Ted Knutson on bad commentary and a plea for something better. (Stats Bomb)

Archie Rhind-Tutt on FC Köln's unlikely charge up the Bundesliga table. (The Set Pieces)

Elena Chiara Mitrani on Joe Hart's move to Torino being good for everyone. (Unusual Efforts)

What happened this weekend

You can find highlights of all this weekend's MLS games here. (MLS)

A recap of this weekend's Premier League action is here.

Juventus stayed top of Serie A by beating Udinese. (Black and White and Read All Over)

But Roma impressed, too, beating Napoli. (Chiesa di Totti)

Bayern Munich struggled again, keeping the Bundesliga title race open. (Bavarian Football Works)

La Liga's top three all dominated, so no changes there, but you have to see this Real Madrid goal.

What to watch on Monday (click for listings, all times ET)

EPL: Liverpool vs. Manchester United (3 p.m.) -- Ditch work or school. It's a must-watch.


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