Italian Serie A to Introduce Changes in Protocol Due to Protest


A confrontation is in the offing and time is running out, as community preparation is supposed to commence on May 18, with a plan to play Serie A games from June 13.

Protests are increasing against the medical procedure, which is expected to launch on Monday, as clubs and players are calling on the Lega Serie A to demand policy reforms, Football Italia writes.

The scientific procedure negotiated with the FIGC this week has been slammed as something but unlikely and impossible from all directions.

For one, if one player or team member tests positive for COVID-19, it forces the whole squad to go into isolation for 15 days. Moreover, club medics are considered criminally accountable if anyone contracts COVID-19 in their supervision, even if that happens off the training ground.

The Players ‘Association and Agents’ Association today issued statements requesting improvements to the protocol, though team medics became active in opposition. All the leading clubs will ask the Lega Serie A to go back to the government and FIGC tomorrow, seeking further improvements to the professional procedure.

They are especially unsettled by the idea that medics will face undue legal consequences at the slightest mishap.

Furthermore, to finish the season, the whole team must be held in a preparation retreat with personnel for the duration of the competition. The competition would presumably not conclude until July 31, or far into August whether they are in the Champions League or Europa League.

There are currently only 27 rooms on the training ground at Pinetina, it is not enough to accommodate everyone, particularly if a positive case and quarantine is required.

Many teams are thus clearly not prepared to keep them all in there for this long period of time, like Inter, as La Repubblica says director Beppe Marotta found the rule “unworkable and unnecessary.”


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