A shocking news is being highlighted from the Italian football regarding a massive point deduction by Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio due to transfer violation of about 62 players.
Initially, the prosecutor requested for a 9 point deduction which was later increased to 15. This means the club would slip from 37 to 22 points, dropping to 11th spot in the Serie A table. To make matters worse, UEFA also opened an inquiry into the club's finances as the Turin prosecutor's office requested a formal charge for Agnelli and 10 other former board members in addition to the club itself. The allegations include secret payments to former player Cristiano Ronaldo which was not reported by Juventus and a further 23 player salary deduction during the pandemic that was wrongfully reported to four months but was actually deducted for only one month.
Fines were requested for several more clubs :
Sampdoria, Pro Vercelli, Genoa, Parma, Pisa, Empoli, Pescara and Novara.
This is a reminder of a 17 year old incident which saw Juventus demoted to Serie B after a refereeing scandal. Juventus are already out of the Champions League after a horrible display in the group stages, this also affected their Serie A campaign but somehow they bounced back to hurdle up into the fourth spot.
Juventus are set to launch an appeal to the Italian Olympic Committee within 30 days time.