Sunday March 15 2015
Serie B match-fixing scandal erupts

A match-fixing scandal erupted when Frosinone found a suspect note to the referee after a 3-3 draw with Virtus Entella.

The incident occurred following Saturday afternoon’s dramatic 3-3 Serie B draw, which included three red cards – two for Frosinone and one for Entella.

The visitors equalised at the 92nd minute thanks to a debatable penalty.

After the final whistle, Frosinone director general Ernesto Salvini went to the media claiming fire marshals had found a note near the Entella bench.

It was the kind of note used by Coaches to dictate the upcoming substitution to Fourth Officials, but on the back was written: ‘We score on a penalty.’

Frosinone handed it in to the FIGC investigators, but Salvini said “I hope it’s a joke, because if not then I’d have big doubts on this sport.”

Frosinone were already on edge after Lazio President and FIGC counsellor Claudio Lotito was recorded in a phone call claiming it would be “a disaster” if minnows Frosinone and Carpi were promoted to Serie A.