Basketball, public in the stands in Rome-Bergamo: the match ends under investigation

Basketball, public in the stands in Rome-Bergamo: the match ends under investigation
Basketball, public in the stands in Rome-Bergamo: the match ends under investigation

There is a question mark on the result of the Stella Azzurra Roma-Withu Bergamo field on Sunday. But it is small small: the national sports judge has sent the documents to the Federal Prosecutor to investigate compliance with the anti-pandemic protocols in relation to the public present at the match. The problem is that the same protocols that dictate the safety provisions that the clubs follow since the beginning of the season, have not provided for penalties for those who violate them. For this reason, the investigation will probably not reach much, at least from the point of view of the reversal of the score, a +27 that has put the Capitolini back on track in the black group and has given Edilnol the top of the mini-group thanks to the difference in baskets. overall.

A few weeks ago something similar happened in Serie A: Fortitudo Bologna had filed a complaint about the use by the Pesaro opponents of a player in violation of the rules of self-discipline for health and safety. However, the sports justice bodies have not taken measures precisely due to the “hole” in the anti-coronavirus provisions, in turn referring the documents to the Federal Prosecutor, where the Bolognese intend to fight but with very uncertain timing.

Between Rome and Bergamo there remains for now the result gained on the pitch, the small Altero Felici arena, home of the Stella Azzurra basketball academy. Around the parquet the live broadcast gave the sensation of the presence of people in the building: from the small steps up choruses like “those who don’t jump are from Bergamo” and, behind a basket, behind an advertising billboard, a row of spectators was at a step from the pitch. The question remains whether they were still within the maximum number of people allowed in a facility: protocol in hand must be one hundred, players and staff included. It will be up to the Federal Prosecutor to resolve it.

In the meantime, play as you can. And in precarious conditions to say the least. The latest example? The postponement Monferrato-Rieti on Monday evening in the blue group, the one that will define the other two teams forced to the playout to save themselves. The Lazio team faced and lost him with eight men on the scoresheet, veterans of the long quarantine for positive swabs, and finished him in four, one of which (Amici) limping because he was still injured, while three of his teammates were on the bench with five fouls and a fourth, the former rossoblù Stefanelli, stopped by a muscle problem. Today Rieti has to face the recovery with Orzinuovi and his coach Rossi premieres: «The primary objective will be to preserve the physical health of the boys». The rankings, in short, depend less and less on who makes the most baskets. But talking about relegation blocking still seems taboo.

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