MILAN - Giacinto Facchetti is the symbol of this club. The symbol of a history that everybody knows and that some people are now pretending to have forgotten. Following the publication of the report prepared by FIGC prosecutor Stefano Palazzi, Massimo Moratti answered the questions put to him by journalists: Inter find this unacceptable.
President Moratti, how much weight should we give to Palazzi's considerations?
"The weight I give to it is an ugly weight, because it feels like the same climate, that awful climate, I felt during the Calciopoli era, when no one knew about it or they pretended they didn't know. I think this is the same. These are ugly accusations. To be honest, I can cut myself out of this, I am secondary, but the fact that Facchetti has been regarded in the way he has is a serious, offensive, stupid thing. Inter fans know exactly what kind of person he was. The gentlemen who will sit down around that table to decide - I'm not quite sure what - know exactly what he was like. I find it totally... There are no new elements, only things that others had already judged to be of little note. I think this is a very serious attack, a heavy attack, on the club: it's unacceptable. Absolutely unacceptable. And I will say this very clearly: Palazzi is wrong. He's totally wrong. This is an attack by the prosecutor and, ok, there's no trial so people can say what they want about this. I categorically refuse to accept it, Inter does not accept it and what makes the whole thing reek even more is the fact that Facchetti has been caught up in it. And I'm not saying that for the sake of it, because it regards somebody who is no longer with us, somebody whom I admire and think very highly of for his honesty. And since, at the moment, Facchetti is viewed differently, I don't think very highly at all of the person who did this."What will Inter's next move be?
"We'll move very calmly, don't worry about that."
President, do things like this make you think about quitting this climate for good?
"I work for the fans, not for that sort of people."
Do you think Palazzi's report might have consequences regarding Juventus' official complaint?
"No, that's over. But now the people at the Federation will meet and they will decide what they want."