Sunday August 12 2012
Moratti: 'Napoli had their reasons'

Massimo Moratti weighed in on Napoli’s boycott of the Italian Super Cup victory ceremony for Juventus. “They must’ve had their reasons.”

The Partenopei were furious after losing 4-2 in extra time in Beijing, as Goran Pandev, Juan Camilo Zuniga and Coach Walter Mazzarri were sent off.

As a protest against the refereeing decisions, they left the field before Juve could be presented with the trophy and did not come out to receive their runner-up medals.

“If Napoli abandoned the ceremony, then they must’ve had their reasons,” commented Inter President Moratti today.

“I was told the result, but did not actually see the game, so I cannot pass judgment on the refereeing.”

Moratti, who is in London to be at the Olympic closing ceremony tonight, was also asked about Antonio Conte’s 10-month ban in the betting trial.

“It’s in the past now.”