The prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation. Lazio are accused of violating medical protocol. Because of this, the club may be knocked out of the Italian championship.
Rome’s Lazio have been embroiled in a scandal that could cost the Italian club dearly. According to Italian media, the local prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation against the “Eagles”.
Lazio are reportedly accused of violating a medical protocol set up in Italy to fight the coronavirus.
The fact is that the Roman club, in the away match against Torino last weekend, played three players who had not received the answers to the samples taken at COVID-19. We are talking about Ciro Immobile, Lucas Leiva and Thomas Strakosha. Also noteworthy that the above three players were banned from participating in the upcoming UCL match.
Italian prosecutors have already questioned the club’s president, Claudio Lotito, and the team’s chief of medical staff, Ivo Polcini, to find out why they did not wait for test results. The FIGC later obtained the results of the analysis, which confirmed that the players were not infected with the coronavirus.
According to the source, according to Article 8 of the Medical Protocol, sanctions are imposed ranging from fines to relegation to the last position in the tournament table or relegation from the league. The severity of the sentence will depend on the verdict of the prosecutor’s office.
The severity of the violation is assessed based on risk factors that may endanger the health of the players, referees, or other participating staff or affect the course of the match and the final score.
Recall that Lazio defeated Torino 4: 3. Ciro Immobile from the guests scored one of the goals.