Footballer refuses to shake hands with rival star married to his ex-wife – but does something outrageous instead (Watch)


Maxi Lopez showed exactly what he thinks of a rival player now married to his ex-wife – by refusing his handshake and grabbing his crotch as he walks past him.

TV cameras captured the moment Torino striker Lopez made his rude gesture when he reached fellow Argentine Mauro Icardi before kick-off in Sunday’s Serie A match against Inter Milan.

Maxi’s ex-wife Wanda Nara, now married to Icardi, was in the stands with her three children by her first husband and the child with her new love.

The crotch grab incident was reminiscent of another Argentine player’s reaction to booing Real Madrid fans – the club’s former star Angel Di Maria when he was hauled off for Gareth Bale after a lacklustre performance in January last year.

The midfielder, now with PSG, later apologised for causing any offence but insisted it was not done deliberately.

One-time friends and former Sampdoria teammates Lopez and Icardi had a soap opera-style falling out over former model Wanda, who divorced her first husband after accusing him of cheating on her.

She married Inter striker Icardi, 23, in May 2014 shortly after the divorce was finalised.

The love triangle between the two players and pretty WAG Nara was exposed in November 2013 when it was revealed Icardi had made moves on his former friend’s wife as their marriage fell apart.

Wanda Nara and Mauro Icardi seen shopping in Milan

Icardi branded his old pal ignorant after the latest incident between the pair.

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He said: “Unfortunately these things happen, it depends on the ignorance of certain people. I gave my hand, I am polite.”

Sunday’s match ended in a 2-1 away victory for Torino with Inter captain Icardinetting the opener for his side from the penalty spot but finishing on the losing side.

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