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Adriano Galliani's Ex Brother-In-Law Is The Grinch Who Stole...Team Kits

Mustapha Medhoun, Milan's now former kit man, was caught stealing from Milanello last week. Bah hambug!

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Yes, you read that correctly. Last week, during the club’s festivities intended to celebrate 116 years of glory, a member of staff was caught stealing from the club and was promptly (and quietly) dismissed. Over the past couple of months, players had complained about losing a variety of their official gear: hundreds of shirts, shorts, and socks vanished from the dressing room and warehouse in Milanello, with no apparent explanation. It's been assumed the thefts occurred while the players were in training. This propelled the police and Milan to strategically place CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras on the premises in order to uncover the cause of the mystery.

Success - or, SHAME! The camera caught Mustapha Medhoun, Milan’s now former kit man, repeatedly absconding with Milan gear from the training center’s dressing room and warehouse. Medhoun had been employed at Milanello for 12 years and is, ironically, CEO Adriano Galliani’s ex brother-in-law. There's no honour among thieves or former family members, apparently.

After seeing the footage, police searched Medhoun’s house and found hundreds of stolen items. Medhoun was quickly dismissed and will most likely be sent to prison. Merry Christmas!