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Inter CEO Marotta explains why they didn’t play Juventus today

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Inter CEO Beppe Marotta gave an interview over the weekend. The Inter boss spoke in regards to the Coronavirus outbreak and its impact on Serie A football. Specifically, he spoke about the matchup against Juventus and how playing the match on Monday would have been unfair for Inter.

“We considered this proposal inadmissible for three reasons, firstly because it would have gone against the logic of protecting public health, assuming in fact that the Coronavirus alert would have disappeared in 48 hours. Secondly, because the stadium would have been open only to Juventus fans, with all the controversy that would have ensued, without the presence of our fans, which would have resulted in an unacceptable disparity. The third, because the postponement of Juve v Inter to Monday would also have meant moving the Juve v Milan Coppa Italia to Thursday, the same day as Napoli v Inter.”

Beppe Marotta | Source

It’s nice to hear Marotta’s thought process. The overall mindset behind these decisions has been slightly difficult to parse with the health concerns of the Coronavirus outbreak in mind. Hearing someone in charge discuss the matters is important in a situation like this.