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Sunday April 10 2011
Di Natale ban for slapping teammate?

There could be a bizarre use of video evidence against Udinese after Antonio Di Natale was caught on camera slapping a teammate.

The veteran striker was spotted striking 21-year-old defender Gabriele Angella and shouting: “You've got to shut up!”

Tempers flared during Roma's last-gasp 2-1 victory at the Stadio Friuli last night, a result secured by Francesco Totti with the final kick of the game.

Moments before that goal, Udinese had a strike disallowed for Kwadwo Asamoah's handling offence, though he claimed he had been pushed by Simone Perrotta.

It is possible the captain was trying to stop Angella taking his protests too far, therefore earning himself a red card.

In any case, a strict interpretation of the rules could still consider this unsporting behaviour and earn a ban for Di Natale.

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