Cagliari board resigns in protest of latest Is Arenas controversy
Problems have abounded since the stadium’s s creation over the summer, resulting in Cagliari having to play several matches at neutral locations or behind closed doors this season.
The latest issues have involved Massimo Cellino who is currently under house arrest after being arrested and accused of fraud and embezzlement of funds with regards to the construction of the stadium.
The Mayor of Quartu Sant’Elena has given the go-ahead for Sunday’s Serie A match against Sampdoria to be played at the Is Arenas, but only if it is played behind closed doors due to security concerns.
As a result the Cagliari board of directors had an emergency meeting where they presented their resignations.
“The Board of Directors of Cagliari Calcio has resigned this evening at the end of an emergency meeting,” read the statement.
“The decision was taken in a sign of solidarity with the protest this morning by fans and players. This is a protest against the causes that provoked these problems, as any solution remains uncertain.”
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