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Poll: Should He Stay or Should He Go?


Much has been spoken all year about Massimiliano Allegri and his tenure at AC Milan. Many calling for him to be sacked, others saying to trust in him, still others saying there simply wasn’t a better option at this point. And while his ultimate judgment for this season seems to be coming at the final whistle of the final match of this season, I would like to raise a concern that no one else seems to be making: the tenure of Milanello, the red devil mascot for Milan.

Sure, he looks cute and innocent, but don't forget, he's really a devil

That’s right. Some people are focused on the mercato, or Allegri’s job, but there is a potentially more sinister member of the club sucking up cash and flying under the radar. Should this demon stay on? Does he really represent the AC Milan values and ideals? Is he FFP compliant? So many questions that no one else is asking.

Milanello taunting the Inter fans ahead of the first derby this year

So today, I ask you, the reader to help make this decision. Should Milanello be sacked? Should he be replaced with a more FFP-looking mascot? Or should we look to the future and find ourselves a fiery Balrog-type mascot to instill fear in our opponents? These important questions have not been raised, and it is time that you weighed in. This is very important, the future of mascots at the club could depend on your answer. Make your decision carefully. And remember to check back later for the results.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to influence the truly important matters at AC Milan.

The fiery Balrog option

My lawyers have asked me to inform you that this poll has no bearing whatsoever on the powers that be at AC Milan. Furthermore, there is no indication whatsoever that Milanello’s job is in question, or that fiery Balrogs actually exist. Your vote only encourages this type of ridiculous post, and has no actual power in real life. Although they do admit that a Balrog mascot that actually lit on fire would be freaking awesome.


This post inspired by the music of The Smiths “Handsome Devil”

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