Gennaro Gattuso has confirmed he will not be travelling with AC Milan to White Hart Lane for the return leg of their Champions League last-32 clash with Tottenham.
Spurs were 1-0 winners at the San Siro last week, but the match was overshadowed by an angry confrontation at the end between Gattuso and Tottenham coach Joe Jordan.
The 33-year-old midfielder was subsequently handed a four-match ban by UEFA for assaulting Jordan, and has now decided not to support his team-mates in London for his own safety.
"I would like to go to White Hart Lane for the second leg but I have been advised not to," he told Italian radio.
"I have been told there will be 47,000 people there just waiting to give me a slap, so I will stay in Milan."
Gattuso also hinted UEFA's punishment had been harsh on him, adding: "At least they didn't throw me in jail for a month."Reuse content