Lazio captain Stefano Mauri has insisted that his six month ban from football is ‘an injustice’.
The forward though, has claimed that he will fight against his punishment.
“I am happy that Lazio will not have to start the season with a points deduction,” a statement read on his official website.
“But this conviction, for failing to report an incident, seems an injustice.
“I am confident in the next steps of the proceedings to leave this nasty episode behind me.
“Even in this situation I will fight as a captain…my goal is to take to the field with my teammates as soon as possible.
“Thanks to all the fans who, every day, have filled with affection and energy.”