Riccardo Bonucci, elder brother of the European champion Leonardo Bonucci, wrote a long letter on social media for him
Brotherly love knows no limits and they know it well Leonardo Bonucci and Riccardo Bonucci. The two brothers seem to be inseparable and, although the elder brother of the 2021 European champion had always remained in the shadows, he turns out to be the number one fan of the sportsman.
After the outcome of the Italy – England final, Riccardo Bonucci wrote a long one letter on social media dedicated to the footballer who wants to be an attack for those who have always criticized him in recent years.
“NOW GET COMFORTABLE THAT I WILL TELL YOU A STORY”This is the beginning of the long post by Riccardo Bonucci, born in 1982 and Leonardo’s elder brother, just back from a wonderful European.
The beauty of football is that it allows everyone to become coaches or experts in the field. I have read many in recent years, perhaps too many. Comments of a disarming superficiality written with a presumption that many times has left me dumbfounded.
You are certainly right when you say that in my position I should ignore it but sometimes it is stronger than me: perhaps because I also like to watch games with the eyes of a fan, or because I too enjoy criticizing my brother by remembering myself how I played the role in front of those 200 casual people.
“Not suitable for a 4-man defense”, “Poor in 1 against 1”, “Always dominated by the head”, “His luck Chiellini and Barzagli”. Who knows how many I still forget …
Of course, it’s easy to talk as an older brother and number one fan of the football player, but Riccardo Bonucci knows well that he can also be rational and talking about his brother can be difficult. But then he puts on the shoes of the simple football-loving citizen:
“Now I take off my protective brother’s clothes for a moment and wear those of the fan, or the football player that you still remember for that debut with goal with the Viterbese shirt: Leonardo Bonucci was crazy in this European championship and he swept away , one by one, your every illustrious thought. “
Who knows if you cheered last night when Sterling was literally thrown off the pitch when he aimed Bonucci in the penalty area. When Kane more than once gave up jumping his head as he never got it. When he was driving two guys (Spinazzola and Di Lorenzo) who have never appeared on such important stages to play a final of a European championship or when just looking at him transmitted safety and tranquility. How is it possible to criticize a player who has won: 9 Italian Championships; 5 Italian Super Cups; 4 Italian Cups; 1 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP.
“This was the comment of a fan and a former “lob”, now I return to wear the shoes of the older brother: thanks Leo for making us proud to be part of you.“