By John Reid
Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has revealed that an Italian international, Daniele De Rossi, apologised to Swedish players on Sunday night.
The Swedish national anthem was booed before the World Cup play-off second leg at the San Siro, leading to a furious reaction from Lustig.
Lustig had the last laugh though, as Sweden knocked Italy out to qualify for the World Cup in Russia next year.
However, according to Swedish journalist Thomas Wilbacher – and translated by Gabriele Marcotti – Italy midfielder De Rossi went on to the Swedish team bus after the game to apologise for the behaviour of the Italian fans.
Celtic's Mikael Lustig tells Swedish media that Daniele De Rossi went on Sweden bus after match to apologize for San Siro crowd boos. https://t.co/MCIorXLTnI
— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) November 15, 2017
Lustig missed the first leg of the play-off due to suspension but played the entirety of Sweden’s backs to the wall 0-0 draw in the second leg.
The Swedish defender will be back in action for Celtic this weekend, as the Hoops take on Ross County aiming to go 64 domestic matches undefeated.
Celtic then have a huge double-header, firstly against PSG in the Champions League next Wednesday followed by the Betfred Cup Final against Motherwell a week on Sunday.
Lustig helped Celtic reach the Betfred Cup Final with two goals against Hibs in the semi-final as Celtic eventually triumphed by 4-2.