Juventus are involved in another scandal, 15 years on from the Calciopoli scandal in 2006, with the potential for the same consequence: relegation.
The Italian Consumers Association (CODACONS) requested that Juventus be sanctioned with the demotion and that the titles won be revoked in the event that the accusations for tax fraud and the issuance of invoices are confirmed false in the sale of players.
It appears that Juve have stolen an unfair advantage, and are under investigation for false accounting involving transfer and agent fees between 2019 and 2021.
Italian reports claim a total of 42 transfers – including those involving Joao Cancelo, Arthur, Danilo and Miralem Pjanic – are being examined.
The Italian association for the protection of consumer rights, #CODACONS, claims Juventus ‘could be relegated to #SerieB and stripped of their latest #Scudetto‘ due to the capital gains case.https://t.co/CYBc708ab7#SerieA #Juve #Bianconeri #SerieATIM
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“The accusatory system is very serious and throws a sinister light on the last football championships, also because there has been a real Juventus dominance in recent years, which ended in the past year,” Codacons president Marco Donzelli told TMW, via Football Italia.
“If Juventus were to have illegitimately gained an advantage over rival clubs with operations of this type, then the regularity of the last football championships would fail and, as a consequence, the Federation and the Authority for market competition will have to intervene and sanction those responsible.
“Beyond individual responsibilities, the club will not be exempt from punishment. For this reason and to protect thousands of fans, we will present a complaint to the Antitrust and the Federal Prosecutor’s Office asking for the relegation to Serie B for Juventus and the revocation of the last league titles won in the shadow of these potentially illegal operations.”
As a result, The Old Lady lost 5 per cent of their value in the stock’s market exchange after the report went public. The local prosecutors will continue to interrogate their executives in the coming days.