Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has called on his Serie A counterparts to meet as soon as possible to ‘re-evaluate their position’ on Carlo Tavecchio.
All but Juventus and Roma had originally backed Tavecchio to succeed Giancarlo Abete as President of the Italian Football Federation, but the situation looks to be changing in light of racist comments the prospective candidate said just before the weekend.
On from indicating yesterday that he was considering his backing of the 71-year-old, new Samp owner Ferrero has followed Fiorentina’s lead in asserting a change of position is needed.
“We cannot continue like this. The Lega Serie A cannot pretend that nothing has happened,” Ferrero has told reporters today.
“In light of what happened on Friday, my invitation is to all the Presidents, all the clubs - we must meet again as soon as possible and re-evaluate our position.
“There is no time to lose. We risk external management of the FIGC, which must absolutely be avoided, and we are presenting a bad image of ourselves across the world, an image that we do not have to belong to.”
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