Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis was furious over the fixture list for the upcoming Serie A season, De Laurentiis stormed away from a televised ceremony announcing the schedule.
Before the start of the ceremony featuring leading officials from each club seated in a semi-circle with two presenters in the middle, De Laurentiis said that the teams involved in European competition should be rewarded with a gentle opening.
Instead, the computer threw up a home match against champions AC Milan in the third round and a visit to Inter Milan in the sixth.
De Laurentiis stormed out of the studio while the ceremony was still on air and told reporters:
“I’m going back to film-making. This makes me ashamed to be Italian.”