Serie A’s bottom side look set to at least finish the season…
After weeks of speculation, it appears that Serie A’s bottom side Parma will be able to at least finish the current season, after their divisional rivals voted in favour of giving the club an emergency fund, reports the Guardian.
The money was raised from fines for crowd problems, among other violations.
Sixteen clubs voted in favour of the donation, while three – Roma, Napoli, and Sassuolo – abstained, but relegation rivals Cesena were the only side to vote against the decision.
The announcement has meant that the club should be able to play their upcoming game on Sunday at home to Atalanta, having had to postpone their previous two fixtures – against Udinese and Genoa – as they could not afford the costs of the respective games.
It is unlikely to lift much of the gloom at Parma, who have already been sold twice this season. They remain in serious debt, and sit well adrift at the bottom of Serie A. While the emergency fund may have bought the club some time, it is doubtful whether Parma will exist in their current form come next season.