The FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has granted a pardon to Lazio legend Beppe Signori, who can return to football from today.
The retired striker had been accused of helping to ‘fix’ the game between Piacenza and Padova in October 2010, but has always denied the allegations and was fully vindicated when the trial finally reached a conclusion.
As it had been over 10 years since the match in question, the former striker could have just allowed the statute of limitations to expire, but he was so determined to prove his innocence that he waived that right and insisted on a trial.
The verdict was innocent, and now the FIGC President has pardoned Signori.
“At the conclusion of the ordinary justice process, the President of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, granted a pardon to Giuseppe Signori in relation to the final foreclosure sanction imposed by the Sports Justice Bodies,” a statement from the FIGC said.
The 53-year-old, who scored 107 goals in 152 games for the Biancocelesti and was capped 28 times by Italy, can thus return to football.