Friday July 22 2011
Moratti: 'Inter need no justification'

Inter President Massimo Moratti insists he has “no need to justify” himself over the 2006 Scudetto. “I didn't like Fiorentina's tone at all.”

The FIGC ruled this week it had no jurisdiction to strip Inter of the 2006 title amid new Calciopoli evidence because the incidents were beyond the statute of limitations.

It prompted Juventus and Fiorentina to react furiously, as Viola President Diego Della Valle demanded a round table meeting to explain what happened.

“I heard what Della Valle said. In truth, it's a question I'd like to pose to him and the other clubs,” replied Moratti.

“I have no answers to give, because it seems to me what weighs more heavily to this day is everything that happened against us at the time, so I don't see what type of justification I could give. If anything, it's the opposite.

“I don't want to judge the tone of those comments, but I didn't like it at all.”

When asked if Moratti would accept the invitation to this round table along with Milan, Juventus, Fiorentina, Lazio and Reggina, he was again dismissive.

“I think they'd have more fun sitting together and catching up. I would be terrible boring at that table.”

The FIGC prosecutor ruled that with new evidence, Inter had violated Article 6 – sporting fraud – in the months leading up to the 2006 Calciopoli trial.

This was more serious than Juventus, who were demoted to Serie B and stripped of two titles for multiple violations of Article 1 – fair play.