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Thursday August 23 2012
Juve’s Alessio stunned by ban

Juventus assistant Coach Angelo Alessio has spoken of his incredulity after he was banned as part of the betting probe.

Alessio has been suspended for the same alleged offences as Juve boss Antonio Conte given that he worked alongside him at Siena in the past.

Alessio was initially given an eight-month ban, but that was reduced on appeal to six months earlier this week.

“I’m here today, but I still don’t understand why,” the former Juventus midfielder stated at a Press conference which also included Conte.

“I consider myself as a good person and I’ve always behaved in an educated manner.

“I was charged and sentenced without even being interviewed by the prosecution. I was judged without ever being heard!”

Alessio, like Conte, will now take his case to the Italian Olympic Committee’s TNAS court in an effort to be acquitted of the charge of failing to report attempts to fix matches.

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