Materazzi sues TV programme

MILAN - Inter Milan defender Marco Materazzi has sued the directors of an Italian television programme after a episode showed a character blaming the player for losing at fantasy football.

"We have received a complaint from the player," Inspector Coliandro director Marco Manetti told a news conference on Monday.

"The ironic thing is I'm an Inter fan; in fact in the series there are continual references to the team."

In an episode from the detective series, a character remarks about Materazzi: "Even this time he got himself sent off."