Soccer Fans Protest Sale of Kaka

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARNAGO, Italy (AP) - Angry AC Milan supporters protested the club's sale of Kaka by throwing smoke bombs and fire crackers outside the team's first preseason training.

About 300 fans protested at Milan's training facility Monday, as new coach Leonardo held his first practice.

Milan sold Kaka to Real Madrid for $92 million, but has not made any major signings to replace him.

Fans held up a banner reading "Without compromise: Think of Milan first and then your own interests," along with signs criticizing club owner and Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Local police helped control the situation, but no arrests were made and no injuries reported.

The training session was not interrupted.

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