Palermo president Zamparini convinced of bias from FIGC

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini is convinced they're treated unfairly by FIGC.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini is convinced they're treated unfairly by FIGC.

The Sicilian club was penalised for using allegedly fake ‘plusvalenze’ – calculating a player to be worth more than he really is to balance the books – in transfers between 2003 and 2006.

Zamparini was suspended from official FIGC work for six months and their former director of sport Rino Foschi for three months.

Ternana were also found guilty, while Cagliari President Massimo Cellino was cleared.

“It’s disconcerting,” slammed Zamparini. “I am probably one of the only Presidents who in 25 years has never done a fake transfer deal and that is precisely why I was condemned today.

“People must know that the heads of the sporting justice system in Rome hate Palermo, the people of this city and clearly everything I am trying to do here.

“Now my lawyers and I will appeal to the civil courts to demand payment for the damage that has been done to my public image.”

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