FIFPRO on standby to help Napoli players
Napoli’s decision to fine their team parts of their salaries was unjustified, the world players’ union FIFPRO has said. Italian media have reported that Napoli will fine players uo to one half of last month’s wages after they rebelled against an order by club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis for them to be confined to a training camp for a week. The players left the camp and returned to their families after three days although they continued training. Napoli have not confirmed nor denied the fines. “FIFPRO is standing by ready to assist, in close cooperation with [Italian Players’ Association] AIC, to ensure the players are not subjected to further abuse and intimidation,” FIFPRO said.