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Palermo's Rinaudo admits fans affecting players

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."

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