The FIGC has rejected Cagliari’s appeal against the 3-0 result awarded to Roma after authorities called off the match.
This Serie A game was scrapped just hours before kick-off when Cagliari President Massimo Cellino urged fans to attend the Is Arenas match, despite the local authorities ruling it be played behind closed doors due to failed security checks.
The tie was called off amid fears for public safety and the blame pinned on Cellino, so a 3-0 result was awarded to Roma.
“I was hoping for a little justice,” said Cellino at the FIGC headquarters in Rome.
“We confirmed our reasons and just want respect for the rules,” insisted Roma director Claudio Fenucci.
“We were in Cagliari to play football, but it could not go ahead for the reasons we all know. Sport is won by applying the rules.”
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £11,000 to be won monthly!