Maurizio Zamparini assures Palermo won’t go bankrupt - “everyone can think what they want, but I’ve never stolen a Euro”.
Bankruptcy proceedings have been opened against the Sicilian club, with allegations that there’s a €70m hole in their accounts.
The website Il Sole 24 Ore reported last month that the problem arose from repeatedly selling the Palermo brand, creating a financial benefit of €68.9m.
“I’m calm, because when I look at myself in the mirror I see a serious man,” the Rosanero’s major shareholder said as he left a charity event.
“I don’t want to talk about it, everyone can think what they want, but I’ve never stolen a Euro.
“If Palermo have to be declared bankrupt… I think of Milan, who have to cover €300m of debts and then I wonder, why don’t they have to be declared bankrupt?
“I’m calm, because I know and trust the Italian justice system. I’ve done nothing wrong, and we’re also secure with the documentation.
“Now the court has all the documents, and it’s not right to talk about this thing.”
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