Date: 4th February 2015 at 4:58pm
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Damiano Tommasi has warned that Parms’s current plight could leave to increased fixing of games for betting purposes.

The Gialloblu are currently rock bottom of Serie A, with players having gone unpaid for over seven months, a situation which Tommasi warns could attract football match fixers.

“The emergency situation on the field and the clearly established economic difficulties of Parma, could mean a return to the less rewarding world of sport, in relation to incorrect results,” he said.

“Then individual players can be put in difficult positions.

The president of the AIC [Italian players association] warned that a return to the days of Calcioscommesse could occur.

“What happened in the last few years, and unfortunately what is still happening worldwide, with regards betting and the uniformity of championships is worrying.

“As for the rules [in relation to club finances], they should be more restrictive because a club in Serie A can’t be allowed to go a month without paying its staff.”