Thursday, September 07, 2006

Moggi offers Facchetti apology

Former Juventus director general Luciano Moggi has revealed his regret that Giacinto Facchetti’s name was brought up in the match-fixing scandal.

Moggi has offered his apology to the Inter legend’s family on the day of his funeral after the former Bianconeri official mentioned Facchetti in intercepted telephone conversations which set off the investigation. “It is banal to say that we will miss him, but I feel the need to apologise for involving him,” said Moggi to La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I had no idea the situation was that serious. We have lost a champion that I was lucky enough to see in action many times with the ‘Grande Inter’ and the Nazionale. He was a strong and determined man, inspired by deep sporting values,” continued the controversial figure. “He was an example first as a player and then as an official, everyone who loves football will miss him dearly. I ask everyone, most of all his family, to forgive me if he was involved in situations that he did not deserve to be associated with. These are sincere apologies. I knew he was not well, but I was not aware of the seriousness of his condition. I hope his wife and children will forgive me and I offer my condolences to Massimo Moratti and all the Inter club,” concluded Moggi.

Italy mourn Facchetti loss


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