It’s been a remarkable week for Lazio following the scandal involving the, now famous, coronavirus tests administered to players. Accusations against I Biancocelsti have not stopped, with Torino FC’s president Urbano Cairo being Lazio’s most outspoken critic.
Today, the paper he helps publish (La Gazzetta della Sport) printed a front-page picture of Ciro Immobile. The story challenges the Lazio striker and Claudio Lotito; they are accusing the club of not properly managing the situation in light of the original coronavirus diagnostic.
The fans’ reaction was immediate. Shortly after the publication, the hashtag #BoicottaCairo went viral on Twitter. Numerous fans posted criticism of Cairo. Most believe that he’s part of a campaign to discredit Lazio and its players.
Lazio played FC Torino on the 1st of November. I Biancocelesti won that game 4-3. Immobile scored an important goal from a penalty kick.
Cairo is no stranger to controversy. Recently, the club president was involved in a war of words with AS Roma’s officials, whereby he accused them of pursuing one of Torino’s players.
The Giallorossi refuted the claim. In fact, an official report from the club, states there’s no interest in any of Torino’s players.