Another chapter in the feud between Maxi Lopez and his ex-wife Wanda Icardi continued over the weekend as the FC Crotone forward essentially accused her of being a bad mother.
The crux of the issue is that Wanda Icardi and her husband, Paris Saint-Germain forward Mauro Icardi, fled Paris with their five children—three being from her marriage with Lopez—for Lake Como in Italy.
Lake Como is in the Lombardy region of Italy and has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. According to Reuters, the death toll in the region increased by more than 450 in a single day recently and more than 6,800 people have lost their lives in Lombardy since the outbreak.
“I would like to know by what criteria you break the quarantine of a global pandemic, in which everyone is asked not to go out, and expose our children to a trip from one country to another.”
“You move and go to the epicenter of the infection in Italy without importing any kind of consequence.”
“What goes on in your head in these moments when the most sacred thing you have in the world is the health of our children? I am indignant that you are not aware of it.”
“If you don’t want to do it for yourself, do it for them because today you are the mother of five children but you don’t seem to notice.”
— Maxi Lopez (@MaxiLopez_11) March 29, 2020
I agree with Lopez 100 percent. While leaving France, which has also been hard-hit by the coronavirus, wasn’t illegal, it was a misguided decision.
To leave France at this stage of the pandemic with five young children and travel to the part of Italy that is experiencing an unfathomable crisis is incredibly stupid and sharing smiling selfies on Instagram from your family villa while people lose loved ones is beyond tone-deaf.
While Wanda Icardi hasn’t responded to her ex-husband’s rant, Mauro Icardi attempted to do some damage control on Instagram (via Le Parisien) when a fan asked him why he decided to travel to Italy during the quarantine.
“Because I am allowed to return to my place of residence, Icardi wrote on Instagram. “Obviously respecting the security measures imposed by the state, and always taking care of the safety of everyone in my family.”
Sometimes, just because you’re allowed to do something doesn’t make it the right thing to do especially when children are involved.
The far safer choice for the Icardi family would have been to shelter in place at their residence in France and if they truly felt unsafe there, find a location to travel to that isn’t dealing with mass casualties from the coronavirus.
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