Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini claims ‘the system is collapsing’ due to ‘super-indebted’ Serie A clubs who ‘have no guarantees that stadiums will reopen in August’.
Giulini pointed his finger at the FIGC President Gabriele Gravina and claimed he should be more concerned about the clubs in Italy.
The Rossoblu patron cried for help during an interview with La Repubblica and pointed at the massive loss of revenues and lack of ‘support’ from the Government during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The system is collapsing, we have not been considered in the reparations and we have no guarantees as to when the stadiums will reopen,” Giulini told La Repubblica.
“We should have the courage to not take to the pitch in the first game of the championship. It’s not possible that we are not allowed to play football.
“There’s a risk of losing serious entrepreneurs who put down money and passion, but who don’t see any support from the government and have no guarantees that the stadiums will reopen in August.
“We have not received support in the face of huge losses. We have 300,000 employees, 30 million fans, Serie A guarantees tax revenues of €1bn. Losses from ticketing revenues are more than 50 per cent of last season’s losses.
“[The FIGC President Gabriele] Gravina’s main concern should be to reopen Serie A stadiums, rather than what the national team will do in the European Championship.
“The clubs are super indebted, and we also support the lower categories.”