Juventus offer support to banned Fagiolo

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Italian football club Juventus said it is “firmly convinced” that Nicoló Fagiolo will serve his upcoming ban for breaching betting rules with a “great sense of responsibility.”

Italian football has faced a growing scandal over breaches of betting regulations in recent weeks, with Fagioli banned for seven months earlier this week.

The Italian Prosecutor’s Office and the Italian Football Federation, the FIGC, have been leading the probe which has seen Premier League side Newcastle United confirm that their Italian midfielder, Sandro Tonali, is also involved in an investigation.

Juventus said it noted the FIGC’s ruling and said will provide Fagiolo with the “necessary support” in serving his ban, which will include therapy for a gambling problem and 10 sessions of talks about his experiences with amateur sports organisations and groups helping those with gambling problems.

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“We are firmly convinced that Nicolò, with the support of the club, his teammates, his family and the professionals who will assist him, will face the therapeutic and training process with a great sense of responsibility and, once the disqualification has been served, will be able to return to competing with due serenity,” the club said.

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