Often you hear of a player hitting the post in a game of football, but it is rare to chain yourself to one. News has just reached NTFS of an Italian player who has been banned for three years accused of match-fixing chaining himself to the railings of the Italian FA. We are presuming that by now he has been cut free, but Emanuelle Pesoli resorted to such desperate measures because he felt the ban to be unfair.
Pesoli who is 31 who formerly played for Siena and was most recently at Verona also went on hunger strike.He was quoted as saying on the Gazzetta dello Sport’s website “I am hurt by the sentence and I would like to confront those people who accuse me, it is a strong protest but they are ruining my life for something I have not done. I’ll stay until I can’t do it any more.”
Italian football has had several match-fixing scandals one six years ago seeing Juventus relegated. This year they were crowned Champions of Serie A, but their coach Antonio Conte is facing a 10 month suspension for not reporting match fixing while coach of Siena when Pesoli was playing there.