Inter president questioned in 2006 title case
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti was questioned for three
hours by the Italian football federation’s prosecutor on Thursday
regarding a case that could see the club stripped of the 2006 Serie
Inter was awarded the 2006 title when Juventus was stripped of
the honor for its role in that year’s match-fixing scandal.
Juventus was also stripped of the 2005 title, which was not
Inter was not sanctioned in the scandal, but last year new
phone-tap conversations leaked to local media allegedly revealed
that Moratti conferred with referee selector Paolo Bergamo about
match officials, prompting Juventus to demand that Inter be
stripped of the title, and federation prosecutor Stefano Palazzi to
open a new inquiry.
”I’m very sure about my position, but that doesn’t take away
the freedom of justice, which is up to them,” Moratti told the
ANSA news agency, adding that the case resembled something out of a
book by Franz Kafka.
Federation president Giancarlo Abete said he would like to see
the case closed by the end of this season.
The questioning came two days before the Milan derby, although
Moratti said he didn’t think it would affect Inter’s