Lazio will have to wait until September to resolve their appeals to the inconsistent Covid-19 tests case.
As reported by Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi earlier today, president Claudio Lotito and Dr. Ivo Pulcini submitted appeals to the Collegio di Garanzia at CONI, which were scheduled to be heard next week on Monday.
However, the hearings have now been postponed until September at the request of Lazio lawyer Gian Michele Gentile, forcing Lotito to wait until the end of the summer to resolve the situation.
These appeals are being considered by the third and final level of sports justice in Italy, and so it’s the last chance for the Lazio trio to avoid the sanctions given for allegedly violating the Covid-19 protocols.
The case dates back to October and November of last year, when three members of the Lazio squad returned both positive and negative tests in a short time span, despite featuring in matchday squads.
On 30th April the Federal Court of Appeal increased the sentence after the first trial, punishing Lotito with a 12-month ban and confirming the same sanction for the two doctors.
Lotito will not be defended by lawyer Gentile but instead Romano Vaccarella, who was used already by Lazio in their case against Torino earlier this year.