Gonzalo Higuain reacts furiously to Napoli president after his goal

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There are few things more satisfying for Napoli than beating Juventus.

Gli Azzurri twice came from behind to win 3-2 against their rivals in the Coppa Italia.

Marek Hamsik, Dries Mertens, and Lorenzo Insigne all scored for the hosts as they upset the Serie A leaders.

However, all eyes were on one man. There's only one player who knows how to rile Napoli fans to the point where they're literally seething with anger, and it's Gonzalo Higuain.

The striker left the Stadio San Paolo last summer for a fee in the region of £75million and they've never quite forgiven him.

Their most famous fan, Diego Maradona, summed up how most of their supporters feel about the ex-Real Madrid man with his comments back in October.

“I am not a traitor," Maradona said, per Squawka.

"I don’t care what Higuain did, he can continue along his way, I really don’t care. I am relaxed because I have never betrayed the Napoli jersey. My heart is Neapolitan.”

Napoli detest him 

The 29-year-old must have known what kind of a reception he'd be getting on Wednesday night. He wasn't disappointed.


The best way - perhaps the only way - to respond to the venom he receives from Napoli fans is by breaking hearts with a goal or two.

Higuain has only scored two goals in his last seven games in all competitions, but both of them came against his former side.

Ideally, he could have left his football to do the talking. His transfer saga was not a pleasant one, though, and he evidently wanted to give an indication of the bad blood he still feels towards the Napoli chairman.

Higuain's reaction was bold 

When fans booed him in the warm-up, he first made a gesture to make out he wasn't listening, before pointing to the Aurelio De Laurentiis in the director's box.

Once he'd scored the first of his brace, he then pointed at the chairman again and shouted "it's your fault" in Italian.

The fallout has rather overshadowed this hilarious goal from Mertens, and frankly, that is criminal.

This was a game that was always going to be about Higuain in one way or another.

Juve won the game on aggregate but lost on the night. And given that their main man now has a tally of 25 for the season, the Old Lady have had the final say.

Was Higuain right to react like that to Napoli's chairman? Have your say in the comments. 

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