Juventus ace Pirlo attacks AC Milan: All they gave me was a pen (with blue ink!)
Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has revealed the parting gift AC Milan gave him after all his years of service. The midfielder is set to publish his book, titled 'I think, therefore I play,' and La Gazzetta dello Sport published some extracts today.
Pirlo reveals he was less than impressed with his parting gift from Milan - a Cartier pen with the club symbol on it.
"A lovely pen, but still a pen. Filled with banal blue ink. Adriano Galliani told me 'Make sure you don't use that to sign a new contract with Juventus.' At least he got the joke right.
"As a goodbye gift I expected something more than that perfect comic timing. My 10 years of Milan, gone like that. I smiled anyway.
"It was a mutual decision to leave, as I did not want to risk suffering from boredom. That is why I was disappointed at the end of that final meeting, but only to the right degree. So was Galliani."
Did Pirlo deserve better from Milan? Give us your shout below...