Thursday February 13 2014
FIGC confirm Miccoli action

Lecce player Fabrizio Miccoli has been charged by FIGC in relation to comments made last year about murdered Italian judge Giovanni Falcone.

The player, who was then playing for Palermo, was intercepted in a phone call with the son of a Mafia boss.

During the recorded conversation, he is said to have referred to the late judge as ‘fango’, which in Italian translates to ‘mud’, and the Italian Football Federation has finally reached a decision on the issue.

“The Federal Court deemed it necessary to wait until the closure of the closing of a criminal investigation in order to gather certain information,” a statement reads.

“It has been decided that Fabrizio Miccoli, then a Palermo player, has been charged for a breach of loyalty, honesty and fairness, and for offending the memory of Judge Giovanni Falcone.

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