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Italian journalists hit back at Napoli president De Laurentiis

The Italian Union of Sports Journalists have hit back at Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis after his attack on the media yesterday.

De Laurentiis branded reporters as 'peasants' after fielding questions about Edinson Cavani.

"With great embarrassment and concern, USSI will report to FIGC President Giancarlo Abete and Lega Nazionale President Maurizio Beretta the disgraceful attitude held today in Milan by Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis against some journalists," read a statement from the Union.

"De Laurentiis is no stranger to such incidents, so we ask for a serious intervention from the football institutions to avoid the recurrence of such incidents which have outraged and discredited the entire world of Italian football."

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