Italian side Pro Piacenza kicked out of Serie C after 20-0 loss

first_imgItalian side Pro Piacenza kicked out of Serie C after 20-0 lossItalian side Pro Piacenza fielded their physio and six teenagers against Cuneo in Serie C on Sunday and ended up losing the match by a mssive margin of 20-0.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk PiedmontFebruary 19, 2019UPDATED: February 19, 2019 09:50 IST Serie C: Pro Piacenza, who played with just seven players, lost 20-0 to Cuneo.HIGHLIGHTSGoverning body of Serie C Lega Pro announced Pro Piacenza’s exclusion from the third-tier leaguePro Piacenza has financial problems and haven’t paid its players or staffItalian football federation president Gabriele Gravina had said this match would be “the last farce”The third-tier Italian football team Pro Piacenza has been thrown out of Serie C after losing a match to Cuneo 20-0 on Sunday. The governing body of Serie C Lega Pro announced the exclusion of the team on Monday.Pro Piacenza are facing severe financial problems and have not even paid their players and staff. On Sunday, they desperately needed to field a team for the match against Cuneo or they would have been expelled from the division, after having forfeited three matches already.It seems that happened anyway.The team turned up at Cuneo with just seven players, the minimum number required. They were all between 16 and 19 years old, with captain Nicola Cirigliano listed as the coach, and one of the players forgot his identity card, so the masseur was forced to play.Cuneo led 16-0 at halftime of the match, which Italian football federation president Gabriele Gravina said would be “the last farce.””What happened at Cuneo with Pro Piacenza is an insult to the sport and its founding principles,” Italian football federation president Gabriele Gravina said.”Our responsibility is to protect the fans … and the credibility of our championships,” Gravina said, adding that the game “which we just witnessed, against our will, will be the last farce.”Cuneo captain Fabiano Santacroce, who used to play for Napoli and Parma, was not amused with the events that took place on Sunday.”Today was a mockery of a match. There were kids, staff members… maybe a physio. This is the result,” the defender told RMC Sport.advertisement”As captain, before the match, I spoke with the guys and said to them not to mock the opposition. But they made us play in a game in these conditions and we played it, simply doing what we had to.”To be honest after half an hour I didn’t feel like taking part any more, it was a massacre.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Serie CFollow Pro PiacenzaFollow CuneoFollow Italian footballlast_img

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