Daniele Mantucci, a member of the Collegio di Garanzia of Coni, looked back at the precedent set by the Juventus v Napoli case earlier this season when thinking about Lazio’s abandoned match against Torino.

Speaking with Italian media outlet CalcioNapoli24, he spoke about the Local Health Authority’s actions in Turin and the precedent.

Precedents are not binding in our system but they are indicative. It is clear that when faced with the pandemic issue, the Local Health Authority of Turin stopped the start, just as it was clear that the match could not be played.

This is a confirmation of what happened a few months ago. This must give us pause for thought. Perhaps the elements of diversity advised the League to stand firm in its decision.

The Biancocelesti’s match against Torino yesterday was called off after the Granata failed to show up, due to the fact that eight players of their squad had recently tested positive for the English variant of Covid-19.


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