TV show host resigns amid allegations

Rome, May 17:

The host of Italy’s most popular TV soccer show has resigned amid allegations that he collaborated with Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi to boost the club’s image.

Italian media published excerpts of intercepted phone conversations in which Moggi allegedly pressured TV host Aldo Biscardi to favor Juventus.

Former Italian senator Guido Rossi was appointed as extraordinary commissioner of the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) to clean up the sport amid a far-reaching scandal involving alleged match fixing and illegal betting. Moggi resigned on Sunday over allegations of influencing the appointment of officials for Juventus games.