Monday December 18 2017
‘Agnelli decision a bad precedent’

The FIGC’s prosecutor says Andrea Agnelli having his ban lifted represents “an ugly precedent”.

The Juventus President today saw his appeal against a one-year ban for selling tickets to ultras upheld by the appeals court.

Instead Agnelli will be fined €100,000, with the Bianconeri given a one-match closure of the Curva Sud and a fine of €600,000

“This sentence is an ugly precedent,” Giuseppe Pecoraro lamented, speaking to ANSA.

“There was a desire to monetise the sanctions.”

Angelli was sanctioned for breaking rules on ticket sales by allowing the club's ultras to purchase dozens of briefs on credit.

Some of those tickets found their ways into the hands of the 'Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia, but there was no way the Juventus President could have known about that.

Agnelli was interviewed as a witness by the anti-mafia commission, and has been cleared of any mafia involvement.

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