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Tuesday September 4 2012
Vieri reports Inter spying to FIGC

Christian Vieri won €1m compensation after Inter were found to be wire-tapping his phone calls, but he is now taking the case to the sporting courts as well.

On Monday the former striker won his civil action against the club and Telecom Italia, who built up a dossier on his activities while he was playing at San Siro.

These allegedly included following him on nights out and wire-tapping his phone calls.

However, the matter is not over yet, as Vieri’s lawyer Danilo Buongiorno confirmed the case will also be heard in the sporting justice system.

“We do not wish to persecute Inter, but it seemed only right to transmit all the evidence to the FIGC prosecutors.

“In our view there is a violation of Article 1 in the Sporting Justice Code, with implications for Articles 18 and 19.

“We must take into account that this went on for five years. The judge only ruled on actions during precise timeframes, which were 1999-2000 and 2004.”

An investigation could aim to discover whether Vieri was alone in being wire-tapped by Telecom Italia and Inter, or indeed other clubs.

“How many people were being tracked? I prefer not to say,” continued his lawyer.

“Vieri is asking only for justice. He gave so much to a club that behaved badly with him.”

The forward played for Inter between 1999 and 2005.

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