Friday May 1 2020
Lopez: 'Lotito runs Italian football!'

Crotone say they are considering ‘disciplinary action’ against Maxi Lopez after the striker suggested Lazio President Claudio Lotito ran Italian football.

Speaking to TyC Sports in his native Argentina last night, Lopez claimed ‘World War would break out’ if Serie A stopped and the Scudetto was awarded to Juventus.

More controversially, however, he described Lotito as ‘President of the FIGC’. 

“If Italy does what the French did, a World War would break out,” he told the sports broadcaster.

“It’s completely different here. The President of Lazio, Claudio Lotito, is the President of the Italian federation.

“For him, it was possible to play a month ago. Here, a more important entity such as UEFA or FIFA will have to make a decision.”

That was followed by Crotone announcing in a statement that they had ‘distanced themselves’ from the 36-year-old’s remarks.

Furthermore, the Serie B side confirmed ‘disciplinary action’ could be taken against the player as a result.

It is not clear whether Lopez was being tongue-in-cheek or merely misinformed, given the Lazio patron also serves as a federal counsellor for Lega Serie A.

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