Severe consequences for Juventus: Threaten to take points or drop from Serie A – Football World – Italy

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli and the board of directors resigned on Monday, which could have serious consequences for the Bianconeri. Torino are at risk of being stripped of points to being relegated to last place in Serie A.

It was revealed that the reason for these resignations was not the club’s poor financial results, as initially claimed, but rather the investigations being carried out against the Turinese for overpricing their players and making questionable transfers. An investigation is also underway against the club, that in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the players did not give up their salaries for four months, as was claimed, and did not take their remuneration for only one of them, as in the rest of the time they got all their money through collusion with the club. This was not reported by Juventus to the stock exchange, which also led to an investigation by CONSOB, the organization that oversees share trading in Italy.

However, the Italian media expect the investigation will not lead to a serious punishment for Juventus. If the team is found guilty, the Italian federation (FIGC) is likely to reopen the investigation. The most likely sanction will be a fine or the withdrawal of Serie A points.

“Gazzetta dello Sport” analyzes the scenarios in which Juve could find themselves after the resignation of the board of directors. Article 31 of the Italian Code of Sporting Justice has provisions on situations like this that show two different scenarios.

It states that if “the falsification of one’s accounting or administrative documents, or any other illegal or elusive activity (from capital gains to wages) made possible the obtaining of a championship license,” the penalties can be several. One of them is taking away points or putting the club in last place in the respective league table. There may even be a possibility for the team to be kicked out of the championship, which, however, is unlikely in this case.

The Roman newspaper “Il Tempo” reports that the situation is far from as severe as in 2006 with the Calciopotti case, when Juventus was sent to Serie B, and is not threatened with relegation for the time being.

As it emerged, Juve also had personal agreements with players to withhold and alter wages. For this reason, paragraph 3 of Article 31 will also be relevant. In this case, the club may be required to pay up to three times the amount they falsified in the form of a fine, and the players involved may be suspended for one month.

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