Ex-Roma player and UEFA director Zbigniew Boniek responded to the latest accusations directed at Giallorossi man Nicola Zalewski.
Over recent days, Zalewski was accused of being involved in the illegal betting scandal that has caught Serie A by surprise.
In an interview with Prawda Futbolu, Boniek stepped in Zalewski’s defense.
“I spoke to Zalewski’s manager and he told me that Nicola totally claims to be clean, he has never made a bet in his life,” said Boniek.
“This is an absolute, incredible earthquake. This is an incredible thing, but we have the wrong news. First of all, Fabrizio Corona is described as a journalist,” Boniek continued, referring to the man who made the accusations public through his news agency, Dillinger News.
“And Fabrizio Corona is not a journalist. This is a guy who got a 13-year sentence for a lot of different things. He was a paparazzo, blackmailed people, etc. And I’m not saying that there is no truth in what he says, because it can still develop in different ways.”