Originally posted on Top-soCCer  |  Last updated 12/22/12
Should Italian side Napoli have to face up to penalties following the conviction of a former player for match fixing? That is what fans and the officials at the club are concerned about after former goalkeeper Matteo Gianello suffered a heavy punishment, receiving a 39 month ban from the game.This was following Gianello being found guilty of attempting to fix Napoli’s clash with Sampdoria back in 2010. Former Napoli players Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava were also punished, each being given six month bans from the game because of their failure to report Gianello’s attempted actions. Napoli themselves were fined £57,000 and had points taken off, but the club are unhappy over the decisions.Especially over receiving the docking of two points. Napoli’s protests over the punishments, mostly the points deduction, is that decisions such as this should be made before the start of any campaign, and not during it. That way the club has time to deal with the prospect of facing the start of...
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