Serie A has had its fair share of controversies.
Now it looks like corruption and political manoeuvring may have reared its ugly head again.
That’s if you believe Lazio president Claudio Lotito who has made some wild accusations about the Italian league and its referees.
Serie A is shaping up to be the most competitive we have seen for years.
Five points currently separate the top four, Inter lead the way ahead of Napoli and Juventus with Roma occupying fourth.
Lazio are a further three points behind Roma having played the same amount of games but have a game in hand on the top three.
They are not doing badly to be fair but Lotito is not having any of it.
According to Premium Sport Lotito is going to take VERY drastic action.
He is considering whether to forfeit the current Serie A campaign.
The outlet reported that Lotito feels ‘victimised’ by a politically motivated campaign to prevent Lazio finishing in Serie A’s top four.
From the people that brought you the Da Vinci Code, the Mafia and Silvio Berlusconi there could be some truth in this.
Lazio’s 3-1 defeat to Torino on the weekend prompted Lotito’s comments after Iago Falque wasn’t penalised for a handball in the box and Ciro Immobile was sent off for a supposed headbutt after consulting VAR.
Should Immobile have gone for that?
Manager Simone Inzaghi, Filippo’s less-talented younger brother, said it was the “fourth week in a row we have been defrauded”, while Lazio midfielder added that “people don’t like the idea of Lazio being in the top four.”
Even with all this ‘evidence’ it would be very strong for Lazio to take themselves out the league altogether.
Can you imagine a world where Italy aren’t in the World Cup and Lazio aren’t in Serie A?
No, I’d rather not either.