Rafael Leao jumps to defence of AC Milan teammate Theo amid disgusting Napoli fan abuse

AC Milan star Rafael Leao has taken to social media on Sunday evening, to show his support for teammate Theo Hernandez.

For those not aware, Milan defender Theo has taken his place front and centre in the Italian media headlines late tonight.

Unfortunately for the Frenchman, however, this has come for altogether less than positive reasons.

After taking to Instagram to unveil a photo of he and his baby son, Theo was greeted with a disgusting wave of abuse.

A number of comments came by way of Napoli supporters, ahead of the fast-approaching Champions League quarter-final 2nd-leg showdown between the two clubs on Tuesday night.

Shockingly, some of those written in Neapolitan dialect went as far as to wish death upon both Theo and his son.

And, as alluded to above, such behaviour has since been met with swift messages of support for Theo, fronted by teammate Rafael Leao.

Taking to Twitter a short time ago, Milan wide-man Leao posted the following, assuring his left wing partner in crime that ‘God is always with your family’:

“Unfortunately social networks are an instrument where everyone thinks they can say whatever they like. Don’t worry, brother, God is always with your family.”

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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