After his team suffered yet another loss, Gennaro Gattuso yelled at a cameraman in front of Valencia fans, adding to the strain on the Italian coach.
🚨⚽️🦇 @apunt_media ha captat en exclusiva l'arribada del @valenciacf_vale a l'aeroport. Un grup de seguidors esperava l'equip i l'entrenador per a donar-los suport. Gennaro Gattuso, presa dels nervis, ha tractat d'impedir que un equip el gravara. https://t.co/V87zucbrJo pic.twitter.com/PhqXK8ww6g
— À Punt Esports (@apuntesports) January 29, 2023
The incident happened shortly after Gattuso and his Valencia team landed at Valencia’s Manises airport on Sunday, with many of the team’s supporters present to welcome them and offer encouragement.
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In a video from a Valencian news source A Punt Esports, Gattuso is seen conversing with a fan and can be heard stating, “Right now it’s not a problem for the boys” until the camera’s strong light aggravates the irate Italian, who loses his cool and yanks the camera out of his face.
Then, Gattuso looks to be gesturing aggressively in the direction of the camera as Valencia supporters attempt to calm him down from behind a wall.
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A separate viewpoint of the video shows Gattuso shoving the camera away and yelling at the photographer for invading his personal space. Gattuso embraces a lot of Valencia fans who came out to welcome the team after losing his cool. Gattuso and Valencia have since apologized for the incident, according to Spanish news outlet A Punt Esports, which MARCA has confirmed.
Valencia has only won twice in their last seven games, both of which came in the earlier rounds of the Copa del Rey, which they were eliminated from by Athletic Bilbao last week. Gattuso is fighting to keep his job at Valencia.
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He hasn’t had success in LaLiga since November 10, when Real Betis was defeated 3-0 with 10 men. Despite being in 14th place, Valencia is only one point above the relegation zone.
Gattuso was the subject of a house invasion attempt earlier this month, but the AC Milan and Rangers legend was able to foil the effort with the help of cutting-edge security and his guard dogs.