Friday August 8 2014
Cairo blasts Zamparini

Torino President Urbano Cairo insists Palermo chief Maurizio Zamparini “wanted to sign the letter” on the FIGC election.

In all nine Serie A clubs - Cagliari, Cesena, Empoli, Fiorentina, Juventus, Roma, Sampdoria, Sassuolo and Torino – signed an open letter calling for both candidates in Monday’s FIGC election to step down.

That would force them to find a new candidate or the CONI to put the FIGC under administration.

“I am appalled by the statement they have made,” Zamparini said. “They are a bunch of fools.

“They also tried to include me. Urbano Cairo and Andrea Agnelli telephoned me but I sent them to hell!

“This operation disgusts me, they should be ashamed. Trying to overturn a majority by using power is shameful.”

Cairo responded today on news agency ANSA.

“Leaving aside the insults, which from Zamparini are like a medal of honour, I want to remind him that he wanted to sign the letter on Monday.”

Keep up to date with the latest news and action from Spain's Primera Division with Football Espana - from the team behind Football Italia.