Italian football was thrown into disarray by the outbreak of the virus from the nation, and the Nerazzurri supremo hasn’t been impressed.
Inter president Steven Zhang has established an impassioned criticism of Serie A president Paolo Dal Pino over his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
A range of Serie A fixtures, such as Inter’s name shoot-out with Juventus, had originally been scheduled to be played behind closed doors prior to being postponed until later in the season.
Now, Inter’s match with Juve is set to be played on the night of Monday, March 9, with an excess round of midweek matches over May 12-14 – a choice Inter are not pleased with.
Zhang wrote on his Instagram narrative:”Playing around the calendar and constantly placing the public health as a secondary consideration.
“You are most likely the largest and darkest clown I’ve ever seen. 24 hours? 48 hours? 7 days? And what else? What is your next step?
“And now you talk about sportsmanship and fair competition?
“How about we do not guard our coaches or players and ask them to play for you 24/7 nonstop?
“Yes, I am speaking to you. Our Lega President Paolo Dal Pino. Shame on you. It is time to stand up and take your duty! That is what we do in 2020!
“Everybody around the world, does not matter if you’re Inter enthusiast or Juve fan or no fan in any way. Please be safe!
“This is the most important thing for you, your loved ones, and our society.”
On Sunday, a government decree extended the suspension of sporting events in areas affected by coronavirus until March 8.
Serie A declared an emergency facility to”analyze the consequences of the governmental measures associated with coronavirus have had on the fixture list”.
Inter chief executive Beppe Marotta has been critical of the league’s handling of the disturbance, suggesting the league season may not be completed as”the remainder of the championship was altered” with a few teams viewing games postponed and others viewing theirs going forward.
Apart from concerns directly related to the virus epidemic, there are concerns over the physical and mental effects on players if fixtures stack up until the end of the season.
All elite football contests in the 2019-20 season has to be completed by May 24 because of Euro 2020 coming at the end of the campaign.