Friday July 1 2011
Juve contest 'ethics' of Inter title

Juventus have released a statement contesting the “ethical motivation” behind handing Inter the 2006 Scudetto.

Today the FIGC ruled Juve's appeal against the title, which was stripped from the Bianconeri and given to Inter as a result of the Calciopoli scandal, had passed the statute of limitations.

“The archiving of the appeal by the prosecutor of the Federation makes an important distinction between subjects involved in the 2006 incidents,” read a statement on the Juventus website.

“For some it states the allegations were incorrect, whereas others underline the statute of limitations as a reason why they will not proceed.

“Juventus lawyers made an urgent request to read the motivation behind the reaction to this appeal, which was lodged on May 10, 2010.

“Only after this paperwork is released can the FIGC and public opinion decide whether the ethical motivation behind the assignation of the 2006 Scudetto to Inter stood the test of time and circumstances, which strangely emerged many years later.

“There is no statute of limitations on the trophy collection.”

On the other hand, Inter reacted with their own statement noting the decision had effectively stopped any potential disciplinary action against the club.

Juve lodged the appeal after new evidence from wiretapped telephone conversations emerged during the civil Calciopoli trial in Naples.