Bologna docked more points for financial troubles

The Italian Football Federation have confirmed that Bologna are to be docked two more points for missing wage payments.
The side from Emilia-Romagna have already been docked one point in December for unpaid taxes. The first punishment for Bologna back in December saw owner Sergio Porceddu come under immense pressure to sort out the financial irregularities. The situation came to a head last month when the Bologna squad threatened to use Labour laws to leave by free transfer. Faced with a mass exodus of players Porceddu was forced to sell the club to a consortium.
Sergio Porceddu was eventually suspended for six months whilst Chief Executive Silvino Marras received a punishment of two months and 20 days.
The consortium, which was fronted by the boss of the coffee firm Segafredo, who are based in Bologna, were supposed to come in and steady the ship. However, incredibly they to have failed to pay the players and in turn incurred a two point penalty.
This situation does not bode well for Bologna, as whilst they perform well on the pitch lead by the veteran but ever green striker Marco Di Vaio, their points deduction mean they are only four points above relegation. Alberto Malesani’s team should be mid table but this situation sees them enter this weekend in danger of relegation and with a trip to the Giuseppe Meazza to face Inter on their hands.

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