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Like everyone else, Carlo Ancelotti has given his opinion on players involved in illegal betting. Invited to speak on Radio Anch’io Sport on Rai Radio 1, the Italian coach highlighted individual negligence on the part of players. He admitted, however, that this is an illness which should be treated.
“It’s a matter of serious negligence on the part of these children who have entered this system and need to be treated. Scientifically speaking, gambling addiction is a disease. Having said that, for me it’s individual negligence, but it seems to involve the whole of Italian soccer. For me, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Justice will take its course, but to me it looks like the recklessness of guys who broke a pretty clear sporting rule: you can’t bet. For those of you in the business, that’s very clear. You are warned before every season in every country that it’s a forbidden game,” declared Carlo Ancelotti.