Torino Fail To Turn Up For Lazio Match After Quarantine Order
Muhammad Rameez 2 months ago Wed 03rd March 2021 | 04:42 PM
Quarantined in Turin, Serie A team Torino failed to travel to Rome for their game with Lazio on Tuesday, with the hosts awarded victory after a 45-minute wait
Rome (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 3rd Mar, 2021 ) :Quarantined in Turin, Serie A team Torino failed to travel to Rome for their game with Lazio on Tuesday, with the hosts awarded victory after a 45-minute wait.
After a 45-minute wait following the scheduled 1730 GMT kick-off, Lazio players were informed by the referee that Torino were considered to have forfeited and that the match had been abandoned.
"The decision by the league to not postpone the Lazio-Torino game... speaks for itself," said Torino president Urbano Cairo, who accused the league of "ignoring reality".
"We're going to see what happens now. It's obvious we will appeal. We will take all possible recourse," he added.
Conversely, Torino's meeting with Sassuolo, originally scheduled for last weekend, was called off just a week ago for the very same reason.
Head of the Italian football federation Gabriele Gravina had earlier called on the league authorities to clarify their position.
"This is an act of God, there's no way they (Torino) can play, and the league needs to get their ideas straight," Gravina suggested.
"Imagine if a team decides to go ahead and break their quarantine order, it would be breaking the law," he said.