Saturday February 11 2012
Bologna-Juve 'was not safe'

Bologna President Albano Guaraldi explains why Sunday’s game with Juventus had to be called off.

“Despite fact we worked every day to keep the pitch clear until Friday evening, the heavy snowfall over night made it too dangerous,” explained Guaraldi.

“We could not guarantee the safety of the stadium, the fans coming into the arena or the roads around it, so a unanimous decision was made to postpone the match.

“It will probably be played on March 7 at 18.30 (17.30 UK time, ndr).”

This is the second Bologna home game to be snowed off in the last few weeks, as their tie with Fiorentina was also postponed.

The Emilia-Romagna region has had the worst of the record-breaking arctic weather sweeping across Italy, leading to blizzards that shut down schools, roads and airports.

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