Tonelli denies making death threats

Lorenzo Tonelli pleaded his innocence via social media on Monday, insisting he did not make death threats towards German Denis and the player's family over the weekend.

Denis was handed a five-match ban for attacking an opponent by a Serie A tribunal, after Atalanta's top goalscorer was found guilty of punching Empoli defender Tonelli in the face following Sunday's 2-2 draw.

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