Lazio has released a statement following Italian prosecutors’ decision to refer the club to the federal court over alleged violations of the FIGC coronavirus health protocols.

Lazio was at the head of a COVID-19 scandal earlier this season. The FIGC elected to open an investigation on the Italian club after alleged COVID-19 protocol violations, such as with a failure to enforce the set quarantine protocols.

Following an investigation from the FIGC, it decided to refer Lazio club president Claudio Lotito and team doctors Ivo Pulcini Fabio Rodia to the national federal court for such violations.

Lazio has now issued a statement via the club’s head of communications Roberto Rao:

This is a question related to the interpretation of the rules that concern the discipline governing the matter of COVID-19, both from the point of view of the burden of communication to the health authority and from the point of view of the application interpretation of certain parameters of the health protocols.

We remain waiting for the hearing to be set for treatment before the federal court, in compliance with the terms provided by the code.

We trust in the sporting justice, which will express itself in the appropriate venues, so that the correct reconstruction of the facts is re-established and the total extraneousness to the charges is recognized.

The national federal court will take over the matter from here, which Lazio is expected to fully comply and cooperate with the pending referral.