Italian lawyer Gian Luca Mignogna, the leader of the Comitato Consumatori Lazio (Lazio Consumer Committee), discussed the latest regarding their complaints against media outlets La Gazzetta dello Sport and Quelli che il Calcio in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Radio Incontro Olympia earlier today.
Even today, La Gazzetta dello Sport insists on their word, that what we are saying does not exist. We have also extended the Consumer Committee’s exposé to Quelli che il Calcio, in which they talked about financial problems, a crashing airplane and money saved on the tests; it’s a slanderous satire absolutely inappropriate by the public service, which must follow a code of ethics that has probably been violated.
Mignogna touched on how the Consumer Committee has opened up proceedings against the two parties as a result of Lazio’s complaints.
However, we have been informed that the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (The Italian Companies and Exchange Commission) and the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (Italian Competition Authority) have opened their respective proceedings arising from the complaint. Inside there is everything, including all the activity of the Cairo Communication Group.
From a media point of view, Lazio are constantly raped, I use a strong term because they are attacked daily. Imagine the Italians abroad what idea they may have reading La Gazzetta dello Sport and watching Rai…
The intervention of the Consumer Committee is aimed at protecting collective rights and to prevent the brand from being constantly devalued.
I thank all members for having decided unanimously, now we are waiting for Agcom to open its own procedure. Then we will follow the respective investigations.
The Italian media has closely been following the Biancocelesti this season, but not for the team’s results on the pitch.
The problems initially arose with the inconsistent Covid-19 tests, although it is clear now that the Roman club have committed no ill-doings and, if the investigations into the Futura Diagnostica laboratory bear fruit, are even an injured party.
Lazio have also been mocked for their decision to purchase a personalized Boeing 737, with Spanish midfielder Luis Alberto even ranting about the gift on social media earlier this month.
Despite this, on the pitch, coach Simone Inzaghi has stayed focused and helped the side all but secure qualification to the next round of the Champions League.