Inter Milan and Juventus’ top of the table clash got postponed due to the coronavirus and it looks like the Nerazzurri were not ready to play it on the next day.
It is being reported that both sides were given an alternative to play on a Monday but they were clearly not happy with the idea.
Covid 19’s spread in Italy has affected a lot of football matches and Milan side were not ready to make themselves suffer because of that.
CEO of Inter Milan Beppe Marotta while speaking to ANSA said that the alternative proposed was just not acceptable for them.
#Inter chief Beppe Marotta has hit back at Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino over allegations that the Nerazzurri didn’t want to play #Juventus on Monday evening. “It was an unacceptable proposal for three reasons.” #FCIM #Juventus https://t.co/iW4Y6j0dzT pic.twitter.com/R4Ws5urYvZ— footballitalia (@footballitalia) March 1, 2020
“We received an informal and random proposal from the CEO of the league Luigi De Siervo to play on Monday evening that we didn’t even want to consider because we consider it impractical and almost provocative,” said Marotta via Football-Italia.
“In respect to Inter and the millions of Nerazzurri fans as well as millions of football fans in general, we considered this proposal unacceptable for three reasons.
“Firstly, it would have gone against the logic of protecting public health, in fact assuming the disappearance of the Coronavirus within 48 hours.
“Then because the stadium would have been open only to Juventus fans, with all the consequent controversies, without the presence of our fans, which would have resulted in an unacceptable disparity.
“The third, because the shifting of Juve-Inter would also have led to the moving of the Coppa Italia semi final between Juve and Milan to Thursday, the same day as Napoli-Inter.”
The match now has been schedule to take place in May which puts even more spice in the fixture as it could become a title decider if both side keep their pace in Serie A.