Claudio Lotito furious at the Italian state for not providing aid for Italian football.
Claudius Lotti, yesterday, released some statements touching on the themes of the Juventus investigation and the decree to save football. The words were published today by La Stampa. The Lazio president insists that sport “is the only product category that hasn’t received a single refreshment, apart from the reimbursements on tampons, you’ll understand…”. And when they point out that Serie A clubs have continued to spend and go into debt even during the pandemic, he replies: “One has done the math on the cash and then the rules change. So let’s see how the cinemas have been managed”.
Lotito claims the difference between football and common companies, which, if they don’t pay taxes, can repay the debt by paying penalties and interest. Something that football does not intend to do. “But it’s different! The sporting world has not paid because a state law provided for it. It is not in default. It is the state that makes it default. It is a different legal situation”.
Is it right to add debts to debts, installments by installments? Lotito replies: “We serve the interests of the state. Conversely, if a company goes bankrupt, both past and future credits vanish. When Naples and, just to name a few, Fiorentina have gone bankrupt, after squandering taxpayers’ money, the state has no received nothing. Think about it”.