The FIGC has officially opened an investigation into Mirko Gori’s red card during Napoli-Frosinone.
The incident was flagged up due to irregular betting patterns around a dismissal in the final game of the season.
Gori saw red for dissent just 13 minutes into the 4-0 defeat at the Stadio San Paolo.
Frosinone had already been relegated and the Partenopei needed a victory to be sure of securing second place.
An investigation had been only reported previously, but the news is now official.
Watchdog AGIMEG [Agenzia Giornalistica sul Mercato del Gioco] noted a series of abnormal bets, with Eurobet, Intralot and GoldBet noting a large number of bets on a Frosinone player being dismissed, so the FIGC have opened an inquiry.
“Unfortunately I have to confirm everything,” AGIMEG director Fabio Felici told CalcioNapoli24.
“This bet is not often placed, and in the days leading up to the match there were peaks of betting on ‘Red card - YES’ for Frosinone, more than the other three matches and more than foreign leagues.
“The thing that triggered the alarm was the ‘robot alert’, an automated system that monitors a real-time stream of bets on a certain outcome
“On Saturday, three agencies in the Frusinate area, Eurobet, Intralot and GoldBet blocked that type of bet.
“For the latter, the betting amounted to €5000, for the others there were even higher sums. In total, adding the three agencies together, there would have been a payout worth over €200,000.
“There are several anomalies. Firstly, SNAI [the state betting company] never offered that type of bet on Napoli-Frosinone.
“Secondly, that kind of sending-off in the first few minutes is beyond any logic, also because the referees are quite tolerant in the first few minutes of a game.”
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