Sunday August 12 2012
Lega: 'Shame about Napoli'

Lega President Maurizio Beretta criticised Napoli for boycotting the Supercoppa presentation ceremony. “It’s a shame about that epilogue.”

Juventus won the trophy 4-2 in Beijing after extra time, though the Partenopei were furious that they had Goran Pandev, Juan Camilo Zuniga and Coach Walter Mazzarri sent off.

In protest, Napoli refused to attend the presentation of the trophy on the pitch and ordered a media blackout.

“It’s a shame about that epilogue,” said Lega President Beretta.

“One can understand disappointment and irritation, but the fact remains the event was lacking that last little bit.

“This doesn’t take away from the validity of playing the match in Beijing. It was a very positive evening and the event was successful with great participation from the fans.”