Icardi: Lopez is ignorant as feud continues

The Inter striker is married to Wanda Nara, the ex-wife of his former Sampdoria team-mate and fellow Argentinian, with the prolonged dispute continuing at the weekend

Inter captain Mauro Icardi labelled Maxi Lopez ‘ignorant’ after the Torino striker refused a handshake as the pair’s bitter feud continued on Sunday.

A strange love triangle has developed since Icardi married former Sampdoria team-mate Lopez’s ex-wife Wanda Nara just months after she divorced the Argentinean in 2013.

The fallout intensified when Icardi got a tattoo of Lopez’s three children on his arm, with the latter then refusing to shake the hand of his countryman in a Serie A fixture in April 2014.
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And in another episode of the clash, dubbed the ‘Wanda derby’, Lopez bypassed Icardi again before kick-off as Torino stunned Inter 2-1 at San Siro.

“Unfortunately these things happen, it depends on the ignorance of certain people,” Icardi told Mediaset Premium.

“I gave my hand, I am polite.”

Icardi thought he had the last laugh when he converted a 17th-minute penalty on Sunday, but Torino rallied with two goals in the second half to see off nine-man Inter, who had Miranda and Yuto Nagatomo sent off after the break.