Calciopoli Watch: Milan Gave Watches To Referees & Linesmen

Posted on 20/11/2010


Evidence still emerging from the Calciopoli 2 trial in Naples shows Milan lavished linesmen and referees with gifts…

More calls have emerged from the defence team at the Calciopoli 2 trial in Naples, and a number of transcripted phonecalls concerning Milan will be presented when the court hearing resumes on Tuesday.

As part of a batch of 300 hundred calls to be aquired by the court next week, one shows former Milan aide to referees Leandro Meani reminding the club to give referees watches.

The latest evidence, like so many other calls, were left out in 2006, but they are now part of the criminal trial at the tribunal of Naples.

An extract from this particular call involves Meani and Milan chief Adriano Galliani’s secretary at the time known as signora Mary.

The call was for Galliani, but he left it to the secretary who often responded on his behalf. An extract of the call, as published by Tuttosport reads:

Meani: “I wanted to gift the referees that will come tomorrow the usual watches, but some of them have already received them, and so the stock room could give me trouble.”

Signora Mary: “Tell them to send it to me and I will sign it off to authorise it.”

The call is key to growing evidence at the trial which was left out during original investigations in 2006.

Back then, former referee Massimo De Santis was accused of having obtained a load of Juventus shirts to give to family and friends.

The trial will resume on Tuesday in which Luciano Moggi’s defence team are expected to hand over the 300 calls including that of Meani.

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