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Negro slaughters Lazio president Lotito

Paolo Negro has slammed Lazio president Claudio Lotito.

The former Lazio fullback declared: "I have a lot of anger within me about how I was kicked out by Lotito. I gave him two years during which I wasn't even paid.

"Someone like me, who does anything to stand by his side, was forced to leave. I was also 'threatened' during the period when I was frozen out of the squad."

Lotito saved the side from bankruptcy, but his decisions and treatment of players such as Paolo Di Canio created a big rift with the Ultras.

"In the last day of the 2004-05 season, after 10 years at Lazio, I was not allowed to do a lap of honour to salute the fans. I had to go in the Curva to meet with them."

Negro is just the latest ex-Biancocelesti hero to criticise Lotito for his running of the side, as Angelo Peruzzi also attacked the patron.

"He doesn't want to make any investments and slowly all the Lazio figures have been kicked out," explained Negro.

"He is tearing out the Lazio heart from the club. If he didn't, there would be too much talk about Peruzzi, Di Canio and Negro, not enough praise for Lotito."

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