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Column: Too Many Olive Branches for Calciopoli Clubs
ESPN Soccernet, October 31st, 2006 4:12PM

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Roberto Gotta of ESPN Soccernet says the outcome of last week's arbitrato, which was the final decision handed down to the clubs involved in the protracted Calciopoli scandal, represents the kind of "debatable justice" Italians have become used to over time. Disgraced ringleader Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina all got further discounts-for the second time, each. He says the result shows how, in Italy, all you have to do is complain long enough until those in power get tired and give you what you want. Indeed, this latest round of hearings from Italy's Olympic Committee was the fourth appeal from Juventus, and the third from AC Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina. For those unfamiliar with the evolution of each teams' deduction, Juventus started out with relegation to Serie B and a 30-point deduction to start the season. Its point deduction has now been reduced to 9. Lazio and Fiorentina were also relegated to Serie B and handed 7 and 12-point deductions. After the first appeal, they were each reinstated to Serie A with 11 and 19-point deductions, respectively. These have now been further reduced to 3 points for Lazio and 15 points for Fiorentina. AC Milan was the only big club to lose out on the reduction bonanza, stuck with the 8-point deduction it received after its first appeal. Read the original story...


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