Lega Serie A President Dal Pino Responds Following the No-Show of Nine Teams for a Scheduled Assembly

Lega Serie A president Paolo Dal Pino is responding to the decision of nine clubs to no-show a scheduled assembly meeting.

Lega Serie A planned to hold an assembly meeting on Wednesday to discuss the matter of TV rights. However, nine clubs were absent, which include Benevento, Bologna, Crotone, Genoa, Rome, Sampdoria, Sassuolo, Spezia and Turin.

The reason for their absence has not been disclosed.

As a result, Del Pino and Lega Serie A decided to not hold the meeting. Del Pino did speak (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) on the decision from the clubs to not attend what would have been a pivotal meeting over TV rights.

We have four years to relaunch Serie A together and bring it back to a leadership position. I am sure that the divisions that created this situation will soon be overcome.

Sorry to see a difference of views between the clubs at such an important moment, especially after we have been able to collaborate successfully for months, creating the conditions for the auction of domestic television rights to achieve an excellent result.

DAZN is reportedly leading the race to secure TV rights for Serie A football in Italy over the next three seasons, although the company remains in a bidding war with the likes of SKY.

It remains to be seen whether there will be plans to reschedule this meeting at a later date, especially as this TV rights dilemma is the one that concerns every club.

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