What if the mafia had bought Lazio?

July 22, 2008

Lazio fans

The silly season has been packed with strange stories, none more so than the mafia trying to buy Lazio.

Italian authorities believe a bid by a consortium in 2006 was actually a front for the Casalesi, an organised crime gang within the Camorra – the Naples version of the mafia.

Corruption and scandal have been rife in the Italian game, as proved by the 2006 match-fixing affair and fresh allegations from last season, but nothing could have matched a Serie A club being secretly controlled by the mafia.

One can only wonder what would have happened if their audacious bid had been successful. Would they have made sure Lazio won every game? What would have happened to the coach if they failed?

One thing is sure…the players’ suits would have been extra smart at the cup final.

PHOTO: Lazio supporters cheer for their team during a Serie A match against AS Roma in Rome. March 19 REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi


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Nothing much, there would just have been 4 giants instead of 3. Milanos, and juve are seemingly in their hands too

Posted by njau | Report as abusive

Ofcourse most if not all of the giant clubs are carried
out in one way or another in what I can call mafia-ism.
If the responsible bodies are serious in it,the should
not waste their time only to Italy.Football has highly
international link.

Posted by mahunda | Report as abusive

Mafia ownership would probably result in more broken leggs..


Posted by kovolikessoccer | Report as abusive