AC Milan coach Leonardo has jumped to the defence of Mario Balotelli after the Inter striker paraded on Italian TV in a Rossoneri shirt this week.

Balotelli modeled the shirt when confronted by a local comedy show.

Leonardo insists: "I haven't seen the TV show. The people who make it referred the incident to me. Knowing (the presenter) Staffelli, I believe that it was a joke and we don't need to give importance to this episode."