Witch-hunt against Conte: Juve boss Agnelli

August 23rd, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Rome, Aug 23 (IANS) Italy’s sporting justice system has been accused of harassing Juventus club manager Antonio Conte who has been banned for 10 matches for alleged match fixing.

The charge was made by Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, reports Xinhua.

Conte hoped to be cleared of failing to alert authorities to a potential fix at Siena.

Although he was cleared of wrongdoing in the match, the suspension remains.

“(The) Federal Court sentence confirms our worst suspicions on the matter that involved Antonio Conte,” Agnelli said on the Juventus website.

“For many months I have observed this situation with incredulity, accompanied by a growing sense of shock, for a sporting justice system that increasingly resembles a witch-hunt.

“We’ve reached the apex. When faced with a clear victory in the court, they decided to kill logic and apply the ban in an arbitrary manner, even doubling it,” said Agnelli.

Juventus said they will take their next appeal to the tribunal.

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