Torino president Urbano Cairo was confident that the Federal Prosecutor’s Office’s investigation into the club’s conduct regarding the postponed match against Lazio would return a positive result.
Commenting on the situation in Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, Cairo wasn’t concerned about the investigation.
I am happy that an investigation has been opened, even if it is a due act. It will be possible to demonstrate how Torino behaved in an impeccable manner.
He also spoke about Lazio lawyer Gian Michele Gentile’s comments suggesting that the Granata committed “some sort of fraud” regarding the situation.
We will also evaluate whether to sue the lawyer Gentile for his statements.
Words that show a certain nervousness, understandable considering the position in the standings and the risks that Torino would run in case Chinè would ascertain some responsibility.
Federal Prosecutor Giuseppe Chinè has opened the investigation to clarify Prof. Piero Sandulli’s suggestion that Torino’s behaviour was “marked by a kind of cunning” and “which are not, in any way, in line with the principles of loyalty, probity and fairness that must, instead, always inspire those who participate in competitions.”
Lazio lost their Court of Appeal case on Monday, meaning that the postponed match against the Granata will be played later this season.