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Mauro Icardi: Headline maker

By Henry Young, CNN

Updated 1026 GMT (1826 HKT) October 18, 2016
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Mauro Icardi might be only 23 but he's already released an autobiography ... and it's caused him a few problems. Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Following the publication of Sempre Avanti, Icardi has been embroiled in a battle with his own supporters. The Argentine is not just a star player for Inter, but the captain -- and many fans since have called for the armband to be removed. Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Inter Milan "Ultras" voiced their displeasure at Icardi against Cagliari on Sunday with a banner reading "You're not a man, you're not a captain, you're just a piece of "s**t." Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Another was unfurled proclaiming "100 goals & 100 trophies don't cancel out the s**t you are!" GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Things came to a head when Icardi won a penalty in the 25th minute and was jeered by his own supporters as he stepped up to take it. The striker missed, the Curva Nord cheered, and Inter went on to lose the game 2-1. Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
This isn't the first time Icardi has hit the front page headlines. The 23-year-old married his wife Wanda Nara, left, last year. But, as always, the path of true love has not run smooth. Claudio Villa/Getty Images
Nara used to be married to Maxi Lopez, who was a teammate of Icardi's when they were at Sampdoria together. Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images
After Icardi switched to Inter, he took on Lopez's Sampdoria last April. Lopez, middle, refused to shake his hand before the game. Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images
But for all the his off-pitch antics, Icardi continues to thrill on it. He has scored six goals in eight league appearances this season, and more in total for the Nerazzurri than Brazilian Ronaldo. Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)