John Elkann made his first public statement after Juventus were penalised for false accounting where he said that ‘they will strongly defend themselves and protect the interests of Juventus fans’.
The Italian giant Juventus have been deducted 15 points in Serie A, dropping them from third place to ninth place in the league table, which made the hope to make the top four disappear.
The punishments caused controversy in some who follow closely the Italian football with some insisting it was unfair and injustice to the Bianconeri.
John Elkann during an interview with La Stampa on the anniversary of the death of Gianni Agnelli, the CEO of Exor also talks about the 15 penalty points inflicted Juventus for capital gains.
“The injustice of this sentence is evident. Many have pointed this out, even those who are not Juventini, and we will defend ourselves firmly to protect the interest of Juventus fans and of all those who love football,” said John Elkann.
“Juventus is the most loved and followed Italian team: it represents our national football. I hope that with other clubs and the government we can change football in Italy to build an ambitious and sustainable future. Juventus will never be the problem and will always be part of the solution. The future of Serie A is at stake here, it’s becoming irrelevant.”
Juventus are ready to appeal in the future to have the punishment lifted.