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Mayor hits out at De Laurentiis for calling Bari ‘the second team’ of Napoli



Antonio Decaro, the mayor of Bari, requested Aurelio De Laurentiis to apologise after he recommended that the Galletti are merely ‘the second staff’ of Napoli.

The Partenopei president held a protracted and explosive press convention at Castel Volturno on Wednesday morning, discussing all the things from Luciano Spalletti’s exit and the challenges surrounding his alternative to Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s contract extension and the proposed Tremendous League.

Throughout that press convention, De Laurentiis additionally briefly acknowledged that Bari – the opposite membership he owns, in Serie B – are Napoli’s second staff. Ought to the Galletti obtain promotion to Serie A, he’d be pressured to promote, much like what occurred with Lazio proprietor Claudio Lotito and Salernitana.

Writing on his Instagram web page, the mayor of Bari Decaro responded to De Laurentiis’ feedback, difficult the notion that the Galletti are merely a ‘second staff’.

“Among the many duties of those that maintain the sporting title, there’s not solely that of maintaining the accounts so as.

“There’s that, maybe extra necessary, of representing the colors of a complete metropolis, of displaying respect to those that pay for the tickets each week, journey lengthy distances for enterprise journeys and even merely undergo and rejoice in entrance of the TV.

“Because of this I discover the phrases of Aurelio De Laurentiis, who defines Bari as a second staff of Napoli, offensive in direction of the complete neighborhood of Bari followers. With all due respect to Napoli, we’re no person’s second staff.

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“We’ve got a historical past and a dignity that can’t be vilified on this approach. As mayor and fan, I ask Aurelio De Laurentiis to apologise as quickly as attainable to all of the individuals of Bari for this unlucky exit, to say the least, which hurts our ardour and our id.”

Bari presently sit 15th within the Serie B desk after 23 video games, having picked up 5 wins, 12 attracts and 6 losses.