The Italian footballer Newcastle, Sandro Tonali will be disqualified for 10 months for betting on football matchesincluding some where he himself played with the Milan. This was announced by the president of the Italian Football Federation. “The federation’s prosecutor’s office and the player have reached an agreement that I myself have approved. The agreement consists of a 10-month suspension, rehabilitation activities for eight and at least 16 public appearances,” explained Grabiele Gravina.
The Italian midfielder, who arrived at Newcastle this summer from the Rossonero team for 55 million pounds, admitted to having placed bets to the Italian authorities who uncovered the scandal, in which up to 30 people could be involved.
Tonali’s agent has explained that his client has a gambling addiction problem, and part of the agreement with the authorities includes eight months of rehabilitation.
Just this Wednesday, Tonali played just over 20 minutes in the Champions League match that Newcastle faced against Borussia Dortmund.
Fagioli, also disqualified
Last week, the Juventus footballer Nicolò Fagioli He was disqualified for seven months for the same problem. In Italy, professional footballers are prohibited from betting on any competition organized by FIFA, UEFA or the Italian Federation. Doing so can carry a penalty of up to three years, although pleading guilty reduces the penalty.