Tuesday December 20 2011
Cassano camera crew altercation

Antonio Cassano has been criticised for his “incivility” by the union of journalists after an altercation with a camera crew.

Journalists working for local station TeleNord allege they were insulted and attacked by the Milan player outside a bar in Genoa.

They claim that they were putting their equipment away, having recorded some vox pops outside the bar with passers-by.

Cassano then arrived in his car and apparently thought they had been filming him, so became infuriated and hurled insults at the TV crew.

“It’s a shame, because our colleagues were attacked without any reason,” Liguria Union of Journalists President Michele Corti told

“The player sends out a message of great incivility. I would like for him to show humility and apologise.”

Cassano hopes to resume light training in January, as he continues to recover from heart surgery.