Wednesday November 27 2019
Players' Association aid Napoli squad

The Players’ Association announced it is “at the disposal of the Napoli players” for legal assistance after reports Allan was fined 50 per cent of his salary.

The situation blew up after the 1-1 Champions League draw with RB Salzburg, as the squad rebelled against club orders to go back into a training retreat for another three days.

After weeks of legal consultations, Napoli sent out letters yesterday that confirmed the fines, which reportedly range from 25 per cent to 50 per cent of their October salary.

According to Sky Sport Italia, midfielder Allan is worst hit, as he was considered one of the ringleaders of the ‘mutiny.’

“The Napoli situation is a strange one and very unusual,” said Players’ Association (AIC) President Damiano Tommasi.

“We talked about it with the team and put ourselves at the disposal of the Napoli players who will ask for our consultation.

“Now we need to figure out what the club’s claims are in the paperwork. I can confirm that the issue of a training retreat is one that must exclusively be decided by the coach as a technical decision.

“Ancelotti publicly stated that he did not agree with President Aurelio De Laurentiis’ proposal to put the team in a training retreat.

“We also need to identify precisely how the training retreat was formally communicated to the players and coach.”

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