Since you probably heard about the investigation and certainly information you get are partial we would like to make a resume of what happened and what is about to happen.
To be clear: we are fans, not journalist or lawyers, and this is what we understood from this weird “italian” situation.
Before Parma- Spezia match Calaiò – only him, not Ceravolo- sent three Sms to a former team mate now playing in Spezia. These are the Sms
They sound like: 1) Hey Pippein, don’t break balls please my friend 2) Tell it also to Claudiein 3) Expecially for the knowledge you have with me. Then there should be another one in which he downplay.
Doing this is not allowed. Even if Dal Col did not answered, even if it was sort of kidding with a former teammate and friend, even if certainly the match was not combined for that. The point is that in Italy exist Responsabilità oggettiva that means that Parma Calcio 1913 is responsible for everything one of its player does h24, 7/7. That is why the prosecution is not only on Calaiò but also on society that, of course, is totally far from this case.
On 17th July the accusation asked for 4 year suspension for Calaiò (he is 37, so will close his professional carreer here) plus 50k euros fee, and minus 2 points in past season for Parma Calcio (that would mean lost of the second place and direct promotion in the league) or minus 6 points in next season in serie A.
All of us thought the same thing: with 2 points less Parma will end at third place so, how the hell can they replay Playoff? They will relegate a team that conquered at least playoff without let play them? It is weird. We don’t know what to expect but it is weird.
In addiction to all this there are some strange points: Dal Col that received the watsup messages never said they considered it illicit but they just reported it to their society, Spezia, that did not denounced but just communicate it to Procura. Spezia communication arrived in Procura on 14th may but the investigation started on 4th June! What they waited for? If they didn’t start the investigation properly why they decided to do it later once playoff already started?
Now, probably before Saturday, the judge will decide on it. After that for sure Parma will go on with other grades do judgement to go out completely clean like it is from all this and will also decide if recoup losses with its player Calaiò. We will see.
The sure things are that Parma Calcio never fixed matches. Don’t stop to press titles made just to sell newspapers, read only official communications in. Parma is clean, society is clean and victim of all this weird situation. Calaiò made something wrong and will pay for it, we hope, the right penalty but not 4 years suspension like if he really fixed a match of sold it.
We are Parma, don’t forget. Don’t let anyone saying we are do it illegally, it is not us, that one.
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