ROME – Bring paper and pen or notebook because it is difficult to get lost in the strange case of the once glorious Italian Serie B, now more and more cadet: “The four teams relegated to C are therefore Foggia, Padova, Carpi (as determined by the field) , and Palermo (as decided by sports justice), "says the League. No playout, then, and Salernitana and Venezia hi. Perugia will participate in the playoffs instead.
What happened: the Palermo , third in the field, is relegated from office to Serie C (for the management irregularities of the "unscrupulous", according to the Fgci court, patron Zamparini). Together with Palermo they end up in the lower series also Foggia, Padova and Carpi, because, considering the sentence on the rosanero unassailable from possible appeals, the League of Series B has contextually canceled the playout, that is the playoffs for not relegated destined to fourth last and fifth.
Without the demoted Palermo, that is to say as per the standings, they would have had to play the playouts Venezia and Salernitana (fourth last) which, as a result of the cancellation, are therefore ex officio. At this point Foggia protested that it would have liked to play in the play-off against Salernitana. The people of Foggia, apart from the appeal against the six initial penalty points (they just need to subscribe one to be safe and call everything into question), they feel damaged: they wanted to gamble with it, given that with the last Palermo Palermo they would have risen to fourth last place.
In fact, on the other end of the standings, things went in the opposite way: the playoffs are confirmed and the Perugia, who ranked ninth, will play the play-off which includes the runners-up from third to eighth place.
In the daily paper, Lorenzo Vendemiale comments on the annus horribilis of the tournament, revealing opaque and controversial palace maneuvers: "What is really disconcerting, on the other hand, is the relegation of office of Foggia, in violation of the rule of law, of the sentence ( which literally provides for the "relegation of Palermo to the last place in the Serie B championship") and rules on playouts. A decision taken in a hurry by the Governing Council of the League, a body composed of only 8 people, whose vice-president is Claudio Mezzaroma, the partner of Claudio Lotito at Salernitana who thanks to this coup gets immediate salvation without having to pass from the play-off, and which also includes Massimiliano Santopadre, president of Perugia, the other great beneficiary of the earthquake in the standings, promoted immediately to the playoffs instead of Palermo ”. (source Il daily fact)
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