Agnelli vs. Conte: What do they risk?

by | Feb 10, 2021 16:51

The Disciplinary Commission studies the brawl between Juventus patron Andrea Agnelli and Inter coach Antonio Conte, but what do they risk?

“The fourth official saw and heard what happened throughout the match,” Conte told Rai Sport after the final whistle and refereed to the incident between him and his former patron Agnelli.

The Disciplinary Commission studies the brawl between Juventus patron Andrea Agnelli and Inter coach Antonio Conte, but what do they risk?

“The fourth official saw and heard what happened throughout the match,” Conte told Rai Sport after the final whistle and refereed to the incident between him and his former patron Agnelli.

It was a night full of drama at the Allianz Stadium, as Juventus went through to the Coppa Italia Final with a 0-0 draw and 2-1 win on aggregate.

The relationship between Conte and Agnelli reportedly collapsed in the summer of 2014, when Conte resigned one day into pre-season after having won three Serie A titles with the Old Lady.

He had questioned the club’s transfer strategies and Agnelli taunted Conte, who replied on social media. Read more about the background story here.

Conte was appointed Inter coach ahead of 2019-20 and the former Juventus midfielder became an enemy of the Bianconeri fans.

Agnelli was caught on camera after the final whistle, allegedly shouting: “Fu** off, shut up a**hole.”

The coach hit back during the post-match interview, saying the Old Lady ‘should be more polite’ and show ‘respect for those who work’.

Daniele Chiffi was the fourth official Conte referred to in his comments to Rai Sport and the verdict from the Disciplinary Commission will depend on the report from referee Maurizio Mariani, who in turn would have been a spectator of another dispute.

According to la Gazzetta dello Sport, the two clashed inside the tunnel after the match, whilst Fabio Paratici and Lele Oriali are also reported to have had a confrontation during the half-time break.

The ball rolls over to the FIGC Prosecutor’s Office and if the report doesn’t reveal any conduct liable to disqualifications or other sanctions, the story will not end there.

Like with the recent case between Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Inter striker Romelu Lukaku, the images and audio from the match could be examined by the Prosecutor’s Office and lead to a hearing.

Tuttomercatoweb highlights two rules, and the first one is Article 39, which punishes seriously unsportsmanlike conduct.

The second paragraph ‘provides for the disqualification for at least two games’ for the coach. The third paragraph, dedicated to executives, ‘a minimum penalty for a one-month ban’.

The Article 4, which reminds all members to respect the ‘principles of loyalty, correctness and honesty in any relationship, however referable to sporting activity’.

In this case, the punishments could vary and have a very wide range.

They range from ‘a warning to a disqualification of one or more days, or over a period’. The report reveals the punishment could be extended beyond Italian football, thus could cause disqualification for the UEFA competitions too.

After the other semi-final between Atalanta and Napoli tonight, the Sporting Judge will give the first verdict after the two Coppa Italia games, but depending on the referee’s report, it doesn’t necessarily end there for Conte and Agnelli.

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