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Inter Milan president calls Serie A counterpart ‘clown’ over coronavirus

Italy is currently battling the largest outbreak of the virus in Europe, with more than 2,000 people confirmed to be infected.A number of top-flight games in Italy have been affected by the outbreak, including Inter's top-of-the-table clash against Juventus which was called off last weekend. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and featuresZhang rebuked Dal Pino for putting football before public health by refusing to postpone Inter's game against Juventus in Turin, instead rescheduling it for May 13."Playing around (with) the calendar and always putting the public health as (a) secondary consideration," 28-year-old Zhang, who was appointed Inter chairman in October 2018, wrote on Instagram."You are probably the biggest and darkest clown I have ever seen."And now you speak about sportsmanship & fair competition? How about we don't protect our players or coaches and ask them to play for you 24/7 none (sic) stop?"Zhang (right) speaks with Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta in December 2018.READ: Premier League 'monitoring' coronavirus situation ahead of weekend's fixturesZhang added that the most important thing for people around the world was to be safe — whether they're an Inter fan, a Juve fan, or not a football fan at all.Serie A declined to comment on the matter when contacted by CNN. Inter's Europa League game against Ludogorets last week was played behind closed doors at the San Siro stadium due to the virus.The team is currently third in Serie A behind Juventus and leader Lazio. Read More – Source

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