Football's probably the only profession where a player (employee) agrees to and is given a contract, and if he performs less than to OUTSIDE expectations, the PLAYER/EMPLOYEE is to blame and is expected to give up that contract, its wage, and the promises contained in the agreement by rescinding it. Full support to Montolivo. It baffles me how he was treated this past season. It would have been so special to see him go out against Frosinone with Abate and Zapata. But no. Rino, or whomever, decided that he was going to be treated like shit because he was given a contract by the club, and Monty had the AUDACITY to want to respect that contract by playing. Oh well. I feel like I'm in a tiny minority of sane AC Milan posters online who appreciate Monty, which in itself is sad. Makes me wonder about the quality of AC Milan fans as a whole. If you don't jump high enough for a Siligardi free-kick = public enemy number one, awful human being, should consider suicide, Serie Z quality player, etc.
I think the thing with Montolivo is that there was many subtle but also strong suggestions that he was a back stabbing prick since the Montella days. Just speculation and obviously we'll never know, but it popped up here and there so it always had me wonder. I'm guessing SOMETHING must of got to Rino to of not even played him for 1 second in any competition. There's something going on there for sure, it can't be just a simple dispute as most others would be. I mean look at some of the issues with Biglia, Kessie, Baka - all of it.There might of been fines and a club suspension but otherwise it was business as usual. Something else altogether with Monty though. Looking back, contracted or not, he should of left at the end of last season when he was allegedly told that he was not required. I don't get why you would stay when you're told you're not required, be it a job, in a relationship etc.
But again, I think there was something quite big we probably will know about happened with him and past management that carried over to this one.