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TV channel Sky threatens Italian Football League

TV-Sender Sky droht italienischer Fu?ball-LigaItalian football is still in the crisis © SID-IMAGES/AFP/ALBERTO LINGRIA

The private TV broadcaster Sky Italia has threatened the Italian Football League in connection with the scandal with the settings of the payments for the broadcasting rights.

In connection with the scandal, Rome (SID) - the private broadcaster Sky Italia has put pressure on the Italian Football League. Should not immediately measures in the fight against the excessive competition and manipulation scandal be taken, the sender will set its payments for the TV broadcasting rights for the Italian Football Championship.

"The image of Italian football outside the stadiums of is, is just depressing." "At stake is the trust which combines the Tifosi with their clubs", wrote Sky Italia CEO Tom Mockridge in an open letter to the Milan daily Corriere della Sera (Saturday Edition).

"If you have the fate and the future of football in the hand, you want to send a clear signal." "Only in this way a partner such as sky can guarantee still transferring football events viewers", Mockridge stressed. He pointed out that the TV broadcasting rights represented two-thirds of the revenue of Italian football.

Some 44 people have so far come in the wake of competition and manipulation scandal in Italian football.