Roma write to Lega Serie A demanding clarification on Juve-Napoli scheduling controversy

John Solano

Roma have demanded clarification from Lega Serie A regarding their controversial scheduling decision for the clash between Juve and Napoli.

The Lega announced yesterday that the match, which was originally supposed to be played on 4th October, has been rescheduled for 7th April.

The decision drew the ire of several clubs throughout the league. Many believe that the two sides were given preferential treatment because the match was supposed to be played on 21st March.

Roma were especially angered because they will face Napoli next Sunday after only two full days of rest. The Giallorossi travel to Ukraine on Thursday for their second leg against Shakhtar Donetsk.

In response, Corriere dello Sport reports that Roma wrote to the Lega Serie A seeking answers on the decision.

“We request clarification on your decision and the sporting interest motivations behind it. As you are aware, this must be the basis behind your choices,” wrote the capital club.

“We currently see absolutely no adequate justification, other than implicitly favoring SSC Napoli’s fixture list when they were going to face this club on March 21. Therefore, we formally request that Roma-Napoli be postponed to a later date.”

”Should you fail to reply, you will be in violation of Article 29. We trust in your understanding and the adoption of corrective measures. As a reminder, we reserve the right to take action with the appropriate bodies in order to protect the club, its stakeholders, and supporters,” they concluded.

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