Bennacer at the heart of a lively controversy

Algeria Football – Following the injury of Simon Kjær and Davide Calabria, Sandro Tonali was given the captain’s armband during the match against Empoli. This gesture has created a controversy on the networks, because many believe the armband goes to Bennacer.

Deprived of several players, AC Milan sees the list of its unavailable lengthen when Alexis Saelemaekers and Davide Calabria leave the lawn in turn during the meeting against Empoli, where the Rossoneri won (3 – 1). This is also the reason why Tonali was seen wearing the captain’s armband, but not Ismail Bennacer, a gesture which provoked the reaction of many Internet users.

In the same context, Sandaro Tonali made a statement to the Italian media Sky Sport regarding this transfer of the captain’s armband. «  I got the captain’s armband following the injuries to Kjaer and Calabria. I’m glad it’s my first time as captain of Milan, but I would have preferred to be captain in another way »he pointed out.

If some see no problem there, others on the other hand think that Tonali did not have to have this honor, because the Algerian midfielder was older. Bennacer finds himself in spite of himself in a controversy. «  Why him and not Bennacer? Ismail is older than him! Ah, he’s Italian and the other Algerian », commented a user.

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