Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has launched a stinging attack on the media for trying to make him look like a "cretin."
The Italian papers have criticised Zamparini for being too harsh on Palermo Coach Delio Rossi.
He launched into a typical rant after Sunday's 4-2 defeat at home to Fiorentina.
Speaking to Sky Italia, Zamparini said: "I don't have a problem with Rossi, but with the Palermo journalists who want to make me look like a cretin.
"In doing this they are mystifying and they must write the truth.
"There is harmony between the Coach and I. We have seen each other in the week.
"Differences don't exist between us, just a simple dialogue."