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Aurelio De Laurentiis' yacht burning near Naples

This is a scary situation.

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This is, unfortunately, not a joke: a yacht belonging to Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is on fire out on the water.

The vessel in that picture has been confirmed to belong to De Laurentiis. It's burning off the coast of Posillipo, a small town very near Naples and the Stadio San Paolo

The cause of the fire has not yet been reported, but there are some so far unconfirmed reports that De Laurentiis may have been aboard and was airlifted off the vessel by marine rescue helicopter.

There are already fans making jokes about just desserts for the transfer window, and frankly, that's revolting. We don't know if anyone's been hurt, or worse. Hell, we don't know if ADL has been hurt. That shit just ain't funny.

We at The Siren's Song hope that there are no serious injuries and that everyone who was aboard ends up OK.

UPDATE: It's been reported that De Laurentiis and all 11 others onboard evacuated safely and are all OK. The boat, however, is a total loss. Please note: still not OK to make crass jokes.