Wednesday March 6 2013
Cagliari Board resigns

The entire Cagliari Board of Directors has resigned in protest at the closure of the Is Arenas, as Sunday’s game with Sampdoria will be behind closed doors.

Problems have dogged the stadium since its creation over the summer and President Massimo Cellino is currently under house arrest accused of fraud and embezzlement of funds in its construction.

Today the Mayor of Quartu Sant’Elena gave the go-ahead for Sunday’s Serie A match against Sampdoria to be played at the Is Arenas, but only behind closed doors due to security concerns.

“The Board of Directors of Cagliari Calcio has resigned this evening at the end of an emergency meeting,” read the statement.

“The decision was taken in a sign of solidarity with the protest this morning by fans and players. This is a protest against the causes that provoked these problems, as any solution remains uncertain.”

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