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After the suspensions of Nicolo Fagioli and Sandro Tonali, the sports betting affair continues in Italy. AC Milan right-back Alessandro Florenzi, who played for PSG, is to be heard by the courts and risks suspension for betting on soccer matches.
The Turin public prosecutor has charged Sandro Tonali and Nicolò Fagioli, both of whom have plea bargains with the FIGC for seven- and ten-month bans. Aston Villa and Italy striker Nicolò Zaniolo remains under investigation and has testified, insisting that he only uses apps for games such as video poker and blackjack rather than betting on sport. The sports betting affair in Italy continues, and a new international is to be heard by the courts. Alessandro Florenzi is to be summoned by the Turin public prosecutor as part of the investigation into illegal sports betting platforms, reports the Italian news agency, AGI Agenzia Italia. It would appear to be the same charge as Zaniolo, i.e. gambling and not betting on soccer matches.
However, the penalty for sports betting is much harsher, so Zaniolo and Florenzi hope to get off with a simple fine. They could run into trouble if it turns out that the applications or sites used to gamble were illegal. AGI says Florenzi will be in Turin in the next few days to give his statement.