Tuesday December 18 2012
Napoli confident of 'true justice'

Napoli have released an official statement condemning the actions taken by the National Disciplinary Committee this morning.

The Partenopei have been docked two points, fined €70,000 and seen their captain, Paolo Cannavaro, and vice-captain, Gianluca Grava, banned for six months for failing to report in incident of alleged match-fixing back in 2010 before a game against Sampdoria.

Former goalkeeper Mattia Gianello is alleged to have approached the pair before the match in Genoa in order to pre-arrange a result.

And although the two senior players refused his advances, they have still been banned for 'objective responsibility'.

“The President Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Coach Walter Mazzarri and the the whole team are confident that no violation can be attributed to SSC Napoli,” a statement read on their official website.

“While not entering into the obsolete and outdated principle of 'objective responsibility' and reserving any comments and any legal action, SSC Napoli does not agree with the decision of the National Disciplinary committee.

“Any decision must be made before the start of the League or at the end of it. Since the date of this incident there has been time to evaluate and decide.

“We are confident that in the two degrees of judgement, we will be warranted true justice.”