Moratti banned by Italian federation

10 July 2010 03:34
Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has been hit with a three-month ban by the Italian Football Federation for alleged irregularities involving the transfers of Thiago Motta and Diego Milito last summer. The duo arrived from Serie A rivals Genoa and their president, Enrico Preziosi, has also been handed a six-month extension to his five-year suspension for his role in the sales while Inter have also been fined 45,000 euros. Speaking to reporters on the news Moratti said: "I have a lot of respect for the judges, but a lot less for the federation. "(Former Inter manager Jose) Mourinho was right when he said that this year would be hard and they would make us pay. "He left for this reason. Unfortunately I can't do that because I don't have his freedom. "I don't feel guilty at all. They didn't listen to our defence and justifications."

Source: ESA