Maurizio Sarri, the head coach of Lazio, has demanded that those responsible for overturning Juventus’ 15-point deduction in Serie A resign.
In January, Juventus received a penalty of a 15-point deduction after an investigation into a capital gains case revealed alleged breaches related to historical transfers.
Juve successfully appealed against the ruling and and the points returned to them.
Juventus are now in the third position of Serie A, only two points behind Sarri’s side
The Italian Football Federation (FICG) may still impose further punishment on Juventus after re-evaluating the case, but for now, Juventus has risen to third place in Serie A.
If Massimiliano Allegri’s team beats Napoli on Sunday, they can potentially surpass Lazio and secure second place. However, Sarri is dissatisfied with the situation.
He said: “From a legal point of view, I don’t have the knowledge to be able to give an opinion.”
Sarri added: “But from a sporting point of view, the championship is distorted. For months there was a ranking, but now it’s different and could change.
“I hope someone in sports justice has the good taste to resign.”
Sarri’s dissatisfaction grew due to his perception of a lackluster display from the officials in the loss to Torino, as he believed that Ivan Ilic’s first-half goal made the difference.
He added: “The refereeing had an impact. [Elseid] Hysaj should have had a penalty, and Torino’s goal came from a throw-in metres inside the pitch. It influenced the game.
“I wonder how seven people didn’t see these things. There was a possibility that the referee would reduce us to ten or nine players, but the performance of the boys was good.”