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Napoli president De Laurentiis: Fine losing clubs hard cash!

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has slammed small clubs and says they should be fined for failure.

De Laurentiis is no fan of the lesser known clubs.

“You finish first, you get €100m, for example," he told the New York Times.

“You finish second, you earn €50m, and so on. But if you finish last, you pay a fine.

Frosinone [arrived in Serie A] already relegated. Clubs like Frosinone do not draw fans, or interest, or broadcasters to the League.

“They come up, they do not try to compete, and they go back down, except with their coffers stuffed by what he sees as an unwarranted share of the division's television revenue.

“The problem is the small teams have the same rights as the big one. Why should Frosinone have a season in Serie A, be given a slice of the pagnotta and then be relegated back to the third division?

“If they cannot compete, if they finish last, they should have to pay a fine. They shouldn't be given money for failing."


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