It turned out to be a memorable night for Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli, as Lorenzo Insigne’s last-minute goal gave the Partenopei an important 1-0 win over Liverpool. But a certain Arkadiusz Milik though had a night to forget.
Milik, who featured for just a little more than an hour’s mark for Ancelotti, was sacrificed for Dries Mertens some 22 minutes before Insigne’s winner. As he made his way after the game, somewhere around 2 am, through the Varcaturo district, his way blocked by the thugs who reportedly were on a motorbike.
According to the sources, the thugs had their faces completely covered with helmets and approached towards the 24-year-old by pointing the gun at him. One of them asked the Poland international to hand his Rolex Daytona watch, which the Daily Mail quotes is worth a whopping £18,000 (Rs. 17,24,353).
Milik was left unharmed and the robbers fled their bike into the countryside towards Licola. The striker, who earns £45,000 a week at Napoli, soon reported the robbery to the nearest police station and the officials have now started their procedure.
As it turns out, attacks on professional footballers have been extremely frequent in the southern part of Italy. Back in 2011, Napoli captain Marek Hamsik’s wife was robbed and a similar incident happened to him two years after. In 2016, the scorer of the winner against Liverpool – Lorenzo Insigne – was robbed along with his wife for cash, jewellery.