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Della Valle urges Moratti to explain Calciopoli verdict

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By Varun Mathure

Friday 22 July 2011

Fiorentina owner Diego della Valle has called on Inter president Massimo Moratti to explain why the two clubs received different treatments for their roles in the Calciopoli scandal of 2006.

During the original trial, Fiorentina were deducted 30 points for their part in the refereeing scandal which cost them a place in the following season's Champions League as the team had finished fourth during the season.

They were further punished as the team was handed a massive 15-point penalty for the start of the next season which once again lost them a place in Europe's premier competition.

Della Valle has now urged Moratti to come out and explain 'what exactly happened then' in order to dispel the rumous in the public and help restore faith in the judicial system.

"I ask for constructive spirit from Moratti to come out in public and sit around a table with me and try to explain to the many who want to know what really happened back then.

"Because the two clubs as friends have shared the same principles and the same values​​, but we have had different treatments and different fates.

"It is not only for me, but it is definitely important to know what you, Mr. Moratti, think was the reason that what we had to suffer unjustly."

"All this would serve to bring some calm to supporters and especially to give confidence to people, showing that the true values ​​still exist and that no ambiguity or hypocrisy can change them."

Fiorentina have been the most vocal club after Juventus demanding an explanation for the sentences handed out five years ago. However, with the statute of limitations having passed, it is unlikely that the FIGC will be able to take any action.

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