Francesco Totti has accused Juventus of match fixing after a number of controversial decisions saw his side Roma on the wrong side of a 3-2 loss…
Roma’s veteran striker Francesco Totti has accused Juventus of match fixing after his side’s controversial 3-2 loss against the Serie A champions, reports the Daily Mail.
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There were a number of contentious decisions by the officials throughout the match, with Juventus awarded two extremely dubious penalties allowing them to keep their 100% record this season.
Juve were relegated to Serie B in 2006 after being implicated in an enormous match fixing scandal, so after such a controversial result on the weekend it’s only natural to expect some accusations flung their way.
It’s something that many people probably considered, but Totti was actually willing to speak out about what he feels is a massive injustice, not only to Roma and himself, but to Italian football.
“Juventus ought to have their own league, as by hook or by crook they always win,” Totti said.
“Are we back to the same doubts? I am not the only one saying this, as these are things everyone in Italy should discuss.”
“With Juventus when there is any doubt whatsoever, it’s always a penalty. I have to stop now, as if I keep talking then I’ll get suspended.”
Having allegedly gone clean after their initial match fixing shame, Juventus were promoted back into Serie A in 2007.
They won their third successive title last year, and Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta was not happy at Totti’s allegations at all.
“What he said was unacceptable,” Marotta said.
“In the past Juve have had to bear the brunt for others’ mistakes, but when the team has won it has won legitimately and deservingly from a footballing point of view.”
Juventus now sit atop the Serie A table with a perfect 18 points from their first six games, scoring 13 goals and conceding just twice (both those goals coming against Roma this weekend).
The Old Lady are looking dangerously capable of running away with the title again this season, with the days of Inter and AC Milan challenging for top spot seemingly long gone.