A low-level Italian football membership suffered a brutal 20-Zero loss Sunday because the financially suffering crew fielded best seven gamers – together with six youngsters – to keep away from being disqualified from the league.
Professional Piacenza, of third-tier Serie C, was once already down 16-Zero to league rival Cuneo via half-time earlier than permitting in 4 extra targets, BBC Game reported. Cuneo’s Hicham Kanis scored six targets and Edoardo Defendi scored 5.
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It was once Professional Piacenza’s first fit since suspending its remaining 3 on account of monetary troubles. The crew hadn’t paid their crew individuals since August, inflicting a lot in their first crew to surrender, in step with BBC Game. The membership was once additionally pressured to make 18-year-old Nicola Cirigliano a player-manager for the fit.
The results of Sunday’s fit was once an “insult to the game,” Italian Soccer Federation President Gabriele Gravina stated in a while.
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“On this surreal scenario, the [Italian Football Federation] had an obligation to put in force the entire regulations,” he stated. “Our duty is to offer protection to the eagerness of the lovers, wholesome marketers and the credibility of our championships. The only we sadly witnessed would be the remaining farce.”