Sinisa Mihajlovic reacted gracefully to his harsh sacking as manager of AC Milan, but will he not listen to criticism from a woman.
AC Milan President for Life Silvio Berlusconi fired Mihajlovic after a recent run of five games with no win. The 'psychodwarf' [attr. Beppe Grillo] wasn't sufficiently impressed by Milan's reasonable if not spectacular improvement in the League under Mihajlovic this season.
Milan have risen from mid-table ignominy under previous managers Clarence Seedorf and Fillipo Inzaghi to challenging for European spots under Mihajlovic. Former Milan player and youth team coach Christian Brocchi has been appointed in his stead.
One person who agrees with Berlusconi is Melissa Satta, the wife of Milan player Kevin-Prince Boateng. She offered her tuppence worth on 'Tiki Taka', a show on the Berlusconi-owned Mediaset TV channel.
You can only really speak about situations like this when they are behind you. But I believe that with Brocchi, the Rossoneri dressing room and atmosphere around the club will become a lot calmer and more tranquil.
Mihajlovic did not appreciate these comments.
It should be noted that sentences that begin with the words 'I'm not sexist but...' have an appalling track record in the area of sexism.
Recent studies have found that approximately 100% of sentences that begin this way result in the utterer being accused of sexism.
In an interview on Striscia la Notizia, another show on the Silvio Berlusconi-owned Mediaset channel, he gave his response.
I'm not sexist, but I don't think women should talk about football. They are not suited to talk about it.
At this point, we can only thank the Lord that Mihajlovic is not a sexist. One wonders what pearls of insight he'd come out with if he were prone to such prejudice.
Never the most politically right-on of individuals, Mihajlovic almost ended up in jail after racially abusing Patrick Vieira - though he said he only did so in response to Vieira calling him a 'gypsy shit' - and has made plain his ardent admiration of Slobodan Milosevic and General Arkan, both of whom contributed heavily to genocidal killing sprees in Croatia and Bosnia.