FORMER Roma president Jim Pallotta exploded at a ‘f***ing idiot’ fan on Twitter in a blazing row over Mohamed Salah’s controversial move to Liverpool.
The Egyptian forward, 29, was sold to the Reds in the summer of 2017 for a fee of £34.3million.
Mohamed Salah’s controversial transfer to Liverpool in 2017 was the centre of a row between an angry fan and ex-president Jim Pallotta on Twitter on FridayCredit: Reuters
Salah had just one year left on his contract in the Italian capital and had publicly voiced his desire to head back to the Premier League to prove a point following his poor spell at Chelsea between 2014 and 2016.
However, one fan on Twitter slated Pallotta, suggesting it was all about money, claiming Roma only cared about Financial Fair Play regulations.
After a lengthy, furious row, Pallotta ended the discussion by claiming the supporter was ‘top of the list of f***ing idiots’.
The fan kickstarted the row after tweeting: “Replacing Salah with [Patrik] Schick is confirmation of the inability of a company that constantly sells the best players.
“You’re not good enough at turning omelettes, trust me.”
Pallotta replied: “You still show ignorance by ignoring fact that Salah wanted to leave and had one year left [on his contract].
“So sell for 42 [million euros] or get zero?”
The furious fan hit back: “How about offering him enough to stay?
Pallotta lashed out at the angry fan, calling them a ‘f***ing idiot’Credit: Getty
“Also, who to believe: the person who was here and handled the transfer specifying ‘we had to sell him for FFP’ and Totti clarifying he did not want to leave or the person who left us on the brink of bankruptcy?”
Pallotta responded by claiming he saved the club from bankruptcy, tweeting: “It has nothing to do with money. God almighty.
“He wanted to go back to the league that told him he wasn’t good enough.
“By the way. When I bought the team it was in bankruptcy. We bought it from Unicredit.”
The support continued his rant, adding: “In order to do what other teams have done, you need to go through sponsorships – sadly, only wealthy ownerships can do that.
“Jimmy simply did not have that wealth but wanted to blame FFP to maintain consensus among the lesser brilliant minds. It really is that simple.”
Finally losing his rag, Pallotta put the disgruntled fan back in his place.
He raged: “You are seriously at the top of the list of f***ing idiots.
“Absolutely in a category of your own.
“I am going to have to think over the weekend how to classify you.”