In 2010, Mauro Icardi and Maxi Lopez became friends at Sampdoria but one day their friendship was torn apart.

What happened is that Icardi stole his teammate’s wife.

‘‘The day I left for a friendly tour in the US, says Icardi

‘‘I got a message from Wanda [the then Lopez’ wife], I was surprised because I usually spoke with Maxi not with her. She asked if I could buy a new Ipad for her in the US. That episode however made me think did Wanda really want that tablet or was she seeking an excuse to get in touch with me? When I came back to Milan, one of the first things I did was to get reacquainted with Wanda. The Ipad was a perfect excuse.’’

Even before his betrayal, Mauro Icardi behaved inappropriately towards Maxi Lopez. At the time he didn’t exactly have good intentions but the worst was yet to come.

The D-Day

‘‘We texted many times, Icardi continues, and it was at that time that we started talking about us a bit more freely. She wrote to me: Mauro, Maxi and I are going for a ride to the Aeolian Islands with Gonzalo Bergessio and his wife why don’t you come with us. Of course I wanted to so, I went. But if you play with fire you get burned. When I was alone on the second floor of the boat lying of the couch and listening to a bit of reggae, Wanda all of a sudden came and sad beside me without any embarrassment [a blessing to Mauro who didn’t hesitate to make a move.]

From that moment Icardi and Wanda started dating and got married later. But the even more sad hurting thing is that After getting together with Wanda, Mauro continued to be provocative.

Announcements to the press, photos on social media…he even got a tattoo of Maxi’s kids with the message ‘I love these three little angels’

His behaviour made Maxi Lopez furious. ‘‘I told him to stop’’ says Lopez

‘‘I can understand that as a public figure, we can publish photos but it bothers me when my kids appear in them.’’

Some years later 

Two years later, Icardi and Lopez found themselves on the pitch as opponents, with a smile on his face, Mauro tried to greet his victim but Lopez refused to shake his hand.

The two former friends haven’t spoken to each other since the treason was committed 7 years ago and they probably never will …