“I know the lad and his family well and he's been nothing but maltreated in recent months," Mazzone told Gianluca Di Marzio's website.
“I was shocked, bitter. Disgusted, yes, because what more could you do in a footballing lifetime than Totti has done?
“Do you think this is a worthy treatment of him? He who has entertained us, won for us, and this is how we repay him?
“Luciano Spalletti? I don't even want to hear his name! I don't like him, he rubs me up the wrong way.
“Francesco deserved respect for his football, his seriousness and his honesty. He's proven himself to be a unique, exemplary professional. And that's why I'm so angry!
“Francesco is the perfect embodiment of the joy of playing football, he's shown endless respect for everyone, from the club to his teammates."