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Home English Soccer: Malagò blasts Parma buck-passing - update 2

Soccer: Malagò blasts Parma buck-passing - update 2


Rome, March 2 - Giovanni Malagò, the head of
Italian Olympic Committee CONI, on Monday blasted the
buck-passing in the case of bankruptcy-threatened Serie A side
Parma and said the authorities were ready to intervene.
"We're waiting for Friday's Serie A league assembly on
Parma. Then I'll talk to (Cabinet) Secretary (Graziano) Delrio,
not just unofficially but also via official channels," Malagò
"If no one takes responsibility, then it will be the
institutions' responsibility to identify who is to blame.
"It's unacceptable that no one has said - it's my fault".
Bottom side Parma's away game at Genoa was postponed last
weekend, as was their home game the week before against Udinese,
because of their financial plight.
Parma's players have reportedly not been paid for over six
months by the club, which has changed managers twice this
Chairman Giampietro Manenti, the head of Slovenian-based
Mapi group, has repeatedly said he is confident of saving the
Parma were unable to take part in this season's Europa
League, having won a place by coming sixth in Serie A last term,
because of their finances and they had one league point deducted
in December.
They are a distant bottom in Serie A on 10 points, below
Cesena with 19 and Cagliari with 20, and look doomed to
If Parma are unable to complete the championship it will
cause chaos for Italian football and could lead to claims that
the whole Serie A season has been compromised.

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