Tuttosport: Florenzi implicated in betting investigation – what we know so far

By Oliver Fisher -

Alessandro Florenzi may have some potential involvement in the betting scandal that has gripped Italian football, according to the reports that are emerging.

Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan) write about Florenzi’s implication in the investigation into sports bets placed on illegal platforms which, in the recent period, has already led to the suspension of two other players in Nicolo Fagioli and Sandro Tonali, plus proceedings opened on a third which is Nicolo Zaniolo.

The paper states that Florenzi’s name appears in the register of those under investigation by the Turin Prosecutor’s Office on charges of illegal exercise of gaming or betting activities, a crime punished by the legislation contemplated in Article 4 of Law 401 of 1989, the same one addressed to Zaniolo.

Unlike the Juventus and Newcastle players, Zaniolo admitted that he had played occasionally on illicit platforms, playing poker and blackjack, but that he had not placed bets on football. Zaniolo therefore does not risk a suspension and only a fine from a criminal point of view.

Florenzi seems to be in the same situation as Zaniolo and should be questioned in Turin in the next few days, possible by tomorrow. He will be accompanied by lawyers Antonio Conte (no, not that one) and Gianluca Tognozzi, the same ones who are representing Zaniolo, Florenzi’s former team-mate during his time at Roma.

Tags AC Milan Alessandro Florenzi
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