Monday April 16 2012
Players not over-worked, says Zamparini

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has dismissed suggestions that the amount of games played in Italy was a factor in the death of Piermario Morosini.

Udinese captain Antonio Di Natale, a friend of the Livorno player who died on Saturday, had said that too many games take place in Italian football.

“I don’t agree because we know that even more football is played in other countries,” stated Zamparini.

“To say such a thing in such an emotional moment, like what we are living through after want happened on Saturday, makes no sense in my view.

“Clubs have well assembled squads these days, it’s not like in the past. Udinese can count on 35, Palermo 30.

“It’s like saying that as people drive too much there are more road accidents.”

The Week 33 games may now be moved to next weekend, with the Week 34 ties subsequently switched to the following Wednesday.

“It’s seems like the most normal solution,” Zamparini added.

“If that wasn’t the case then the championship would be falsified because of the confusion which would be created with injuries and suspensions.”

A decision on exactly what the plan is with regard to the Week 33 schedule will be made by the Lega Serie A later today.