Inter Milan players take to pitch in Instagram handles

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Inter Milan players took to the pitch against Cagliari in bizarre fashion when their jerseys carried their Instagram handles in lieu of government names.

The team’s Twitter handle sent out pictures of the jerseys prior to the match to celebrate what they called ”social night.”

The gesture failed to elicit the intended response, with fans and the footballing community alike lamenting the death of the beautiful game.

Milan easily dispatched Cagliari 4-0 thanks to two goals from Mauro Icardi and one apiece from Marcelo Brozovic and Ivan Perisic. The win halted a three-match winning streak while catapulting them into third position on the Seria A table ahead of AS Roma who have a game in hand.

Icardi’s brace took his league goal tally to 25, two behind leader Ciro Immobile, and his coach Luciano Spalleti said he cannot rest on his oars yet.  “I think a player like him shouldn’t be happy,” Spalleti said.

“It’s true 25 goals are a lot and he is learning to track back to tighten up the team, so he got a lot of touches. Anyone who says he just has to stand there and score goals is hurting him, because if he helps out then he’ll score twice as many. If he just stands there, it’s easier for the defenders to mark him. If he comes back, spaces are created.”

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