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Referees would be peeling potatoes without us – De Laurentiis fumes after Ancelotti sending off

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has launched a scathing attack on Referee Pino Giacomelli for sending off manager Carlo Ancelotti in the 2 all draw against Atalanta in the Serie A on Wednesday. The home side were furious after they were denied a supposed late penalty for Simon Kjaer's challenge on Fernando Llorente. However, as they debated, Atalanta went straight down the other end of the pitch and equalized through Josip Ilicic. The penalty incident was reviewed by VAR, but the goal stood after a lengthy stoppage and this frustrated the home side the more, including the coaching personnel. As the arguments raged, Carlo Ancelotti and his assistant, son Davide, were sent off while Lorenzo Insigne was booked for protesting. After the game, De Laurentiis didn't hold back on h...