Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi is under investigation for blasphemy following on from Lazio’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo last weekend, according to a report from Italian newspaper Il Tempo (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today.
The report details how the 44-year-old Italian coach is being investigated by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office after a report from one of the inspectors during the match against Sassuolo at the Stadio Olimpico last weekend suggested he uttered a blasphemous phrase.
Inzaghi is being defended by lawyer Sara Agostini who has already set in motion the steps towards a plea bargain, avoiding a trial at the Federal National Court.
The same thing happened to former Parma coach Fabio Liverani, who settled the penalty after having uttered a blasphemous expression during a match against Roma.
The National Federal Tribunal usually punishes members with ‘time’ penalties rather than match days.
The Italian football federation have taken disciplinary action against players and coaches for uttering blasphemous phrases since 2010.