ROME – Coronavirus is chaos in Serie A, with the request of the Football Association (through the mouth of Damiano Tommasi) and the Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora to stop the championship immediately. The Parma-Spal match was stopped a few minutes before the kick-off, scheduled for 12.30. Then came the green light: we play, in Parma and beyond). And the minister accused the clubs and Sky of preferring their interests to those of common health.
Parma-Spal only postponed.
Parma and Spal were ready to enter the field at 12.30, but were brought back to the changing rooms, precisely in light of the request of Minister Spadafora. The presidents of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, and of the Serie A, Paolo Dal Pino, in a meeting from Sunday morning to evaluate the situation related to the coronavirus and the decision whether to play the rest of the matches scheduled for today will be taken within thirty minutes.
Spadafora attacks club and Sky.
"After careful evaluation and numerous interviews, I have made it clear to the interested parties the only possibility to succeed, in an emergency, in transmitting the matches of this day in the clear in order to avoid gatherings of fans throughout the country". On the phone with ANSA, Minister Spadafora is tough.
"Without prejudice to Sky's right to broadcast the match live to its subscribers – Spadafora continues -, there was the possibility of freely broadcasting the deferred images to all interested TV operators, naturally starting from the free-to-air channels of the Sky group, but without foreclosures. This would have overcome the regulatory constraints and avoided any subsequent judicial and economic diatribe ".
“I have talked about it with everyone, including the CEO Maximo Ibarra and the President of the Lega Serie A Dal Pino, who will be able to confirm, and who have not joined this hypothesis to defend their legitimate economic interests. In this moment of health crisis there are those who try to deal with reality and those who unfortunately limit themselves to reckoning ”.
Tommasi: "We need to stop the championship".
The president of AssoCalciatori Damiamo Tommasi insists: the championship must be stopped. He does it with a tweet in which he explains that "this morning I wrote to Giuseppe Conte, Vincenzo Spadafora, Gabriele Gravina, Paolo Dal Pino, Mauro Balata, Francesco Ghirelli". "Stopping football is the most useful act for the country at the moment – underlines the president of AIC -. The teams to cheer on are playing in our hospitals, in emergency places. "
Source: Blitz Quotidiano