Inter manager Simone Inzaghi had given the Nerazzurri players a video call team talk during their Serie A clash against Roma and the move is now under the scanner of FIGC.
Roma had been 2-1 up against Inter in the first-half and after their 4-2 win, Alessandro Bastoni had told the media that Inzaghi did speak to the players at halftime through the ‘speakerphone’. Inzaghi’s assistant Massimiliano Farris had later clarified that there hadn’t been a video call but a communication from the manager through the staff and he never directly spoke to the players.
La Repubblica state that this has caught the attention of FIGC and according to the Code of Sports Justice (article 21, paragraph 9), disqualified coaches ‘are precluded, during matches, from directing the team by any means, assistance on the pitch and in the changing rooms as well as access to the playing area and the changing rooms.’
Inter are currently said to be optimistic that they would not be sanctioned, but the expectation is that a supplementary investigation could be required from FIGC’s end.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN