AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has responded to Paolo Maldini's complaints of a lack of support from the club following Sunday's row with fans.

"Dear Paolo, I understand your bitterness," Galliani's open reply to the veteran reads.

"But I made the decision not stay silent not just because that was the advice I received but because I think silence is the best weapon.

"We don't want to give any more attention to the conduct that we saw on Sunday."