In this photo taken on April 13, 2011 Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Cabinet minister Roberto Calderoli attend a meeting in Rome. A debate between soccer players and clubs over who ... more 
In this photo taken on April 13, 2011 Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, right, and Cabinet minister Roberto Calderoli attend a meeting in Rome. A debate between soccer players and clubs over who should pay a new austerity tax has caught fire, with minister Roberto Calderoli lamenting the players are spoiled and should have the tax doubled. A top official with the players association on Wednesday called the suggestion "nonsense." The debate centers on a "solidarity tax" for high earners, which Gazzetta dello Sport estimated will cost Serie A teams about euro50 million ($72 million). Clubs say players should pay it. Players have already threatened a strike during contract-renewal talks. (AP Photo/Roberto Monaldo, Lapresse) ITALY OUT less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Roberto Monaldo, Lapresse
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 10:48 AM EDT