Cagliari President Cellino questioned for 9 hours

Cagliari President Massimo Cellino has been questioned for

nearly nine hours after being arrested in an ongoing investigation

into the construction of Is Arenas stadium.

Cellino was arrested on Thursday along with public works

commissioner Stefano Lilliu and Mauro Contini, the mayor of Quartu,

where the stadium is located. The trio are suspected of attempted

embezzlement and fraud.

A small group of Cagliari fans gathered outside Buoncammino

prison while Cellino was being questioned on Saturday. A larger

group is expected on Sunday to show solidarity with Cellino, while

listening to Cagliari’s Serie A match at Pescara on portable


Another three people were arrested in November as part of the

investigation, and remain under house arrest.

Cagliari moved into Is Arenas this season, but has been plagued

by problems with the stadium.