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Published on May 2nd, 2014 | by John Lyons

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Fans fume as Católica give legend Mirosevic the elbow

A furious row has broken out after Universidad Católica legend Milovan Mirosevic was surprisingly axed by the club.
If the news of the midfielder´s departure, along with Rodrigo Valenzuela, came as a shock, it was the way it was reportedly handled that triggered the ire of Mirosevic, his former team-mates and fans.
In an interview on CDF, the 33-year-old, who has played for Católica in three spells, claimed that he was told that he wasn´t being kept on in a meeting that lasted only four minutes and that the club hadn´t offered him any other post.
With fans slating the club on social networks, Católica were forced to release further details.
The club stated: “In the positions that Milan Mirosevic could play, we have players with current contracts and good performance.
“In the future, he can return to his home, where he will be received with open arms.”
Mirosevic came through the youth ranks at Católica and scored 96 goals for the Cruzados. He won three trophies – Apertura 2002, Bicentenario 2010 and Copa Chile 2011.
The Chilean international, who turns 34 next month, has also played for Racing Club, Argentinos Juniors, Beitar Jerusalem and Columbus Crew.

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