Why the Italian authorities intend to ban football
At the end of May 2012, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti proposed a ban on the holding of several years in the country of all football matches. This statement threw all fans of Italian football in shock, because such an experiment can completely kill the sport in Italy.
This sensational statement due to the numerous scandals of match-fixing, which for several years applied shadow over Italian football. In these games with a coach, player or more team members agree in advance on the specific outcome of the match. Most often, for a sum of money. Last year alone, more than 30 people were arrested on suspicion of organizing such games, and the investigators of the case revealed suspicious of 33 games. It is noteworthy that the earlier suspicions fell on the players who are involved in the lower division teams. Recently, however, the participants of match-fixing have been identified in the Italian national team. Another scandal took place a week before the European Football Championship 2012 held in Poland and Ukraine. This time under suspicion were just two players Azzurri - Domenico Criscito, who plays for the St. Petersburg "Zenith", and Leonardo Bonucci. Then they, of course, was expelled from the Italian team. The representatives of the Italian media believe that the situation with the match-fixing can lead to the fact that some Italian teams can lose their points in the fight for the title, and also be transferred to a lower divisions. A similar situation has happened with the football club "Juventus" in 2006. According to Mario Monti, a ban on football matches in Italy for 2-3 years will help the country survive the match-fixing scandal. And also avoid a situation where football will gain fraudulent manner. This proposal is only a formal character, expressing only his opinion about the situation in football. However, the head of the football clubs have adopted a hostile reception the statement of the Prime Minister. In their view such a measure can not just leave without the work of many people associated with the sport, but also in general to destroy the Italian football.