Wednesday December 12 2012
Napoli deducted two points?

Confirmation is reportedly due later today, but early speculation suggests Napoli will be hit with a two-point penalty for their alleged role in the betting scandal.

The Partenopei have been implicated by former goalkeeper Matteo Gianello, who is alleged to have attempted to fix a match in May 2010 whilst on the club’s books.

The club have protested their innocence in the matter, suggesting that they had no knowledge of it, but FIGC prosecutors earlier this week put forward a recommendation of a one point deduction from the League standings and a €100,000 fine.

However, Mediaset are reporting that prosecutor Stefano Palazzi was mistaken in his requested penalty, with the regulation’s minimum penalty for Napoli being ‘objectively responsible’ sits at a two-point deduction.

Latest reports suggest that a verdict from the Disciplinary Commission on Napoli’s involvement is expected to be announced in the coming hours.

Defenders Gianluca Grava and Paolo Cannavaro have also been recommended nine-month bans for the game for allegedly knowing of Gianello’s actions and failing to report them.

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