Duván Zapata is recognized in the city of Bergamo for his valuable contribution with the Atalanta shirt, a club he has defended since July 2018. However, fame was not on his side recently, as the striker experienced an embarrassing moment when he visited a bank and this story reached the main local media.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the attacker of the Colombian team attended the Fideuram headquarters in Piazza Matteotti, as he had an appointment with a financial advisor and, in addition, he planned to carry out some procedures. However, the ‘9’ did not count on receiving a negative response at the doors of the place.
According to the information published by the Italian newspaper, the security agents prevented the 31-year-old athlete from entering the aforementioned bank. In fact, those in charge of the reservation used a disconcerting phrase to address the South American: “Where do you think you’re going? This is not a place for you, go somewhere else”says the cited source.
Why was Duván Zapata blocked from entering?
Duván Zapata, surprised by the scene, tried to identify himself to the men at the entrance to the bank. Likewise, the scorer explained the reason for his visit and the dialogue lasted for a few minutes, but the prohibition continued until one of the Fideuram officials appeared to clarify the situation.
Resolved the matter, the financial institution ruled: “Duván is one of our clients, but security couldn’t know that. The employees were simply doing their job, guaranteeing us a security service in an intermediate space between the entrance and the street”they manifested.
After that, La Gazzetta dello Sport revealed that security agents prevented Duván Zapata from entering because of his clothing. Incredible as it may seem, the argument was that the Atalanta striker was not wearing the right clothes to enter the establishment and, in addition, he was seen with a “suspicious looseness”.
Duván Zapata played again
This week, the ‘coffee grower’ returned to training with the Atalanta first team after suffering an injury that kept him away from the courts since last September 1. According to the official accounts of the Bergamo club, the footballer participated in the friendly match this Thursday against Ponte San Pietro.
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