Both Lazio and Torino now await what will come from their recent coronavirus-related fixture controversy. Torino no-showed its scheduled Serie A fixture against Lazio due to its mandated coronavirus self-isolation period.
Former Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC) president Giancarlo Abete highlighted (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) some takeaways to come from this noted coronavirus-related dilemma.
Such episodes are not edifying, but the season is particular, unfortunately, something had to be foreseen. The exceptional nature of the situation in Juventus-Napoli has highlighted the complexity of a situation in which, on one hand, there is a protocol and, on the other, there is a state and public authority that continues to maintain its priority over the sports system.
What has happened is not edifying, but if the protocol has remained static, it is normal that the federation has become a bit bogged down. Certainly, football has not benefited from this in terms of image, but the judicial bodies will provide clarity.
The concern that emerges is the repetition of these situations as the final days of the championship approach.
The ball is now on Serie A’s court regarding this matter.