The Italian Football Federation has not opened proceedings against Italian AC Milan defender Alessandro Florenzi, who will be heard by the courts as part of the investigation into illegal sports betting platforms.
“There is no procedure underway on our side, because there is currently no information or evidence on betting on football matches,” the Italian Federation (FIGC) explained to AFP. .
Florenzi, 32, will soon be heard by the Turin prosecutor, but according to the Italian press, his case is similar to that of Nicolo Zaniolo who admitted to having used these illegal platforms for poker and blackjack games. Passed by PSG in 2020-21 in the form of a loan, he was part of the Italian team, crowned European champion in 2021. He was selected 49 times, the last time in June 2022.
In total, four players are involved in this illegal platforms affair: while Zaniolo and Florenzi were not penalized by the FIGC, Sandro Tonali (Newcastle) and Nicolo Fagioli (Juventus) received respectively a suspension of ten and seven months.
Tonali was punished the harshest, as he admitted to betting on matches of his former teams, Brescia and AC Milan, when he wore their jersey.