Fabio Cannavaro, brother of Paolo Cannavaro and former Italian skipper, has come to the defence of his brother and stated that there is a need to improve sentences.
The 2006 World Cup winning captain of the Italian national team has gone on to comment on the sentence that has been dished out to his brother, Paolo Cannavaro, and remarked on his opinion that the Italian justice system is in serious need of reformation.
The former Juventus central defender has been at the wrong end of the Italian sporting justice system and he went on to comment that he feels for his brother because he had been hard done by the system as well.
Fabio Cannavaro was on the wrong end of the justice system back in 2006, when two of the team’s Serie A titles were stripped from the club and he went on to comment that he realises how tough it can be for a player to get back from such a setback. The incident
that the former Real Madrid player was involved in was the Calciopoli controversy, where Juventus were charged with influencing matches in the Serie A to ensure victories, and appointing referees of their choices. Furthermore, it has to be said that the Turin
giants were relegated to the second division as well, a sight that saw the Italians lose ground on their superiority across the continent and in Italy.
Paolo has been indicted in the Scommessopoli controversy and was charged with the act of failing to notify the sporting authorities for matches being fixed in the Lega. The third choice goal keeper of Napoli approached Gianluca Grava along with Paolo Cannavaro
regarding the fixing of matches, and even though the two refused to co-operate, they were still charged.
Fabio went on to comment:
“He has nothing to do with it. Paolo is a whitefly in this football full of scandals. He’s paying the price for a sporting justice system that needs changing. They took two Scudetti away from me and I know what it feels like to be a victim of an injustice.
I hope that he and Grava, with the aid of the various appeals, get the response which they are looking for.”
The Neapolitan skipper has been banned for six months.