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Napoli's Aronica attacks local journalist

October 8, 2012
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent

Napoli's Salvatore Aronica could face disciplinary action after attacking a journalist following the weekend win over Udinese.

Salvatore Aronica, Diego Milito
GettyImagesSalvatore Aronica battles for possession against Inter

La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the defender hit and pushed local TV reporter Antonio Corrado after twice yelling "I'll kill you" at him. Reports said the pair had to be separated in the Stadio San Paolo mixed zone.

Aronica has since apologised, but it appears he had been angered by a series of tweets by the reporter. One, posted just before the transfer deadline, read: "Everyone is trying to solve their problems! Why are Napoli not looking to sign better than Britos, Aronica and Cannavaro??"

Another, posted on September 16, said: "Only good news: three points, top in the standings, a great Pandev, the first goal in Azzurri for Insigne and an injury to Aronica."

Corrado seemed unrepentant on Monday, posting another tweet that read: "Facebook and Twitter are like a great virtual bar where there are also jokes. If you do not understand the spirit of them, it is better not to be on the web."