Andriy Shevchenko spent seven seasons at AC Milan before making that £30m move to Chelsea. After scoring his first goal on his début for the Blues in the Community Shield against Liverpool he kissed their shirt.
The Italian press and fans of his former club reacted badly when the footage made its way back to Italy.
“I am telling you the truth, that the only shirt I kiss is the one of my country,” he said. “That is the one that matters for me.”
Shevchenko was loaned back to Milan after two disappointing seasons in London, where he scored a total of 9 Premier League goals, but was called a “traitor” by some of their fans.
“I am not a traitor,” he said. “I never kissed the Chelsea shirt.”