Thursday December 20 2012
Cellino blames Juventus

Cagliari President Massimo Cellino feels “a deep sense of shame” for Juventus, blaming them for moving tomorrow’s game to the Stadio Tardini.

The Serie A match was meant to be played in Sardinia, but the Is Arenas failed security checks and the all-clear from the Mayor only arrived after the Lega Calcio had announced it would be on neutral turf at the Tardini in Parma.

It kicks off on Friday evening at 19.45 GMT. Click here for a match preview.

“I feel a deep sense of shame and embarrassment, having done everything possible to give this stadium to the team and to Sardinia,” slammed Cellino on Sky Sport Italia.

“The local council authorised the game to go ahead, so if Juventus had agreed then we would’ve played in Cagliari.

“It is their right and they showed they are happier to play in Parma. We had to organise everything for this match in the space of 24 hours.

“We hope that justice exists in football. We thought it was a privilege not to be involved, with players or Coaches, in any scandals and having balanced books despite no stars on our shirts.

“We are proud of our club. The Sardinians evidently have a defect, which is to respect the laws and not just do anything we want.”

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