The Federal Prosecutor’s office has confirmed that no action will taken against FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio for racist comments.
In the run-up to his successful election as President of the Italian Football Federation, the 71-year-old courted controversy with racist comments made in relation to the debate over dropping non-EU limits on footballers in Serie A.
However, the FIGC’s Federal Prosecutor Stefano Palazzi has closed his investigation into those comments: “because it did not reveal any facts of disciplinary importance to charge the newly elected President of the FIGC Carlo Tavecchio both in objective and subjective terms.”
This was reported by news agency ANSA, before a statement on the FIGC’s official website verified it.
FIFA had requested an investigation into Tavecchio’s comments, whilst UEFA announced last week that it has opened its own enquiry on the matter.