Here comes the answer of the Lega Pro to the press release with which the Court of Catania he asked for an “extraordinary financial contribution” to save the season of the Etna club. A request to which the League replies in a negative way, also explaining the reasons – easily understandable – that motivate this decision. The exclusion from the championship is around the corner, but it has not yet technically occurred: the provisional exercise will in fact expire on 19 April and we must at least wait for the next moves by the Court, which is the only one to decide on the matter. Until that date, especially considering the hypothesis of an extension of the provisional exercise already proposed by the Sicilian judges (which could, however, also revoke it, starting from today, in order not to aggravate the economic situation), FIGC and Lega cannot oust Catania. , unless it is the players – whose reaction to these innovations is to be evaluated – who decide not to take the field in the next matches.

The press release of the Lega Pro. This morning at 11:40 am the Board of Curators sent a pec to our League and to the FIGC asking “where deemed possible, an extraordinary financial intervention or contribution from the Lega Pro”. At 13:54 our Lega replied to the College with the attached letter, underlining among other things that “also taking into account that any extraordinary financial intervention by the Lega Pro could only be arranged in” parity of the system “(and therefore, for the benefit of each single associated club), it is deemed not to be able to access the hypothesis of disbursement of a contribution “. If we had consented to this request we would have operated an unequal treatment towards the other clubs by altering the regularity of the Championship. This afternoon the aforementioned statement from the Court of Catania was issued containing the request sent to us at 11.40 by the Board of Curators and promptly acknowledged by our League at 13.54. It is considered right, in order to clarify the matter, to publish the communication sent by our League at 13.54.

Communication to the Court At this point, the Lega announces the communication that took place shortly before 2 pm – therefore well before the subsequent dissemination of the press release by the Court – in which it explained the reasons why it believed not to proceed with the request. Below is the text: “In light of the above, we would like to inform you that, in order for the Championship to have the regular continuation proposed by you, the same must take place in compliance with the sector regulations; on this point it is noted that art. 53 paragraph III of the NOIF provides that, in the event of exclusion or withdrawal of a club from the Championship, all the matches played by the same have no value for the classification. Therefore, given the provisions of the aforementioned regulation, the clubs that have achieved I play a favorable sporting result in the matches played with Soc. Catania would have a diametrically opposite and conflicting interest with that of the clubs that have achieved an unfavorable result on the playing field in the matches played with Soc. Catania. As a consequence of the above, also taking into account that any extraordinary financial intervention by the Lega Pro could only be arranged in the same system and therefore for the benefit of each single associated club), it is believed that they cannot access the hypothesis of disbursement of a contribution for the purposes indicated by you “.