Palermo defender Leandro Rinaudo admits the players are struggling to cope with the tense atmosphere being produced by home fans.

Andrea Barzagli, Palermo's captain, slammed his own fans after their 1-1 draw with Parma on Wednesday and Rinaudo admitted: "It is not easy to play in these conditions. At the end of the game I had a brief conversation with some fans, and I explained to them that the whistles are not helping us.

"The Palermo players have strong personalities and we want to change this situation, but I repeat it's not easy to play in this atmosphere."