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Silvio Berlusconi sells Milan ‘because of love’

Thanks, I guess.

AC Milan v SS Lazio - Serie A Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Silvio Berlusconi has today announced his reasoning for selling AC Milan off.

As translated below by Rossoneri Blog, It’s clear that the love Silvio holds for the club is strong. It’s a shame he couldn’t deliver this passion to the team, but all things must come to an end.

“To all the Milan fans,” Silvio wrote on his Facebook account. “30 years ago I bought Milan out of love. The sale is an act of even greater love: I entrust the team to a group that has the necessary resources and the will to invest them to bring Milan back to competing with major international clubs.

“I’m naturally moved and saddened but also serene in the belief that we’ve acted for the good of Milan, and I will continue to be the biggest of fans of the club. These 30 years will remain in my heart, with great memories which can’t be equalled.

“I was privileged to lead the team that I love until it became the most successful club in the world. I remember and thank the great players, coaches and directors who have succeeded, many of which will forever be a part of football history; a history that we helped to write with extraordinary victories.

“But above all, I will never forget the involvement and the affection of the fans: the passion of millions of people for the Rossoneri colors has been instrumental in making this club special, unlike any other, stronger than any other, strong than envy, stronger than injustice and stronger than bad luck. I will be with the fans in the stands to cheer and maybe also to suffer but I’m sure that soon we will celebrate together the new great successes with which Milan will honor its great tradition.

“A big Rossonero hug to each of you!”

I guess a thanks is in order?