Cobolli Gigli says Juventus coach Conte wrong to take plea bargain

Former Juventus President Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has commented on Antonio Conte's failed plea bargain in the betting trial.

Former Juventus President Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has commented on Antonio Conte's failed plea bargain in the betting trial.

Conte was advised by Bianconeri lawyers to go for a three-month ban with €200,000 fine on the strict condition it was not legally considered an admission of guilt.

After the plea was rejected by the Disciplinary Commission, Conte opted to fight the charges of failing to alert authorities to a potential fix and now risks a 15-month suspension. A verdict is expected sometime after Wednesday.

“Although I understood the club’s choice on Conte, I didn’t appreciate it,” Cobolli Gigli told Radio Goal.

“I believe he too wanted to go all the way in front of the judges. After all, a plea bargain is a half-admission of guilt.

“I really appreciated Leonardo Bonucci’s decision to reject a plea bargain. I think the lawyers made a mistake with Conte.”

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