Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Call for all football in Italy to be suspended for three years!

Mario Monti
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Bloody hell, you know something is pretty rotten when the Duke of Verona declares a curse on all your houses! OK, it was the Italian Primeminister who said it, but when the nation's leading politician calls for all football to be suspended in a nation where football is a religion, then the stench must be huge.

Already arrests have been made and doubts over the veracity of Juve's title must therefore be harboured. The suspicion, of course, is that there is Mafia influence at work - why else would filthy rich players become involved in match fixing?

There should now be a question mark over Italy's participation in the Euros. How many of the players in the squad are cheats? Nobody knows, but one player has already dropped out to, quote, clear his name.

The last time this happened, Juve were relegated and it is an uncomfortable coincidence that they are champions just as the story breaks again. Turkeys don't vote for Christmas so Italian football will not suspend itself but UEFA and FIFA should take the lead by banning all Italian sides - club and country - from international competitions until the game is clean.

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