Genoa president Preziosi cops six-month stadium ban

Genoa president Enrico Preziosi has been banned from Italian stadiums for six months.

Genoa president Enrico Preziosi has been banned from Italian stadiums for six months.

Preziosi received the six-month Daspo (a behavioural order usually handed to hooligans) banning him from entering any stadium or sporting event for six months.

It is an additional court punishment from the match-fixing case that saw Genoa demoted to Serie C1 in 2004-05, as his final appeal was rejected on Saturday.

“I cannot be in the stands for the game with Juventus, nor any other sporting event until November,” explained Preziosi on Sky Sport Italia.

“I have to acknowledge it and respect the law, as I always have done. I won’t disguise myself or hide away in a corner. I’ll stay home to watch on television, because I don’t want to risk breaking the law.

“I do consider it an exaggerated punishment. I get the feeling they’re against me. This isn’t about justice, but about common sense.”

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