The match between Udinese and Salernitana, corresponding to the 19th date of Serie A, was not played due to an outbreak of Covid-19 that affected the visiting team. The curious thing about the fact is that the squad did not even travel, but the local team decided to present themselves anyway and the match was suspended after 45 minutes of waiting on the field.” US Salernitana 1919, after detecting positive for covid in the team group, takes note of the orders of the ASL of Salerno, which has requested the suspension of the team’s activity and has prohibited participation in sporting events,” Salernitana had written in a statement.
Despite the institution’s announcement, Serie A did not reschedule the match and Udinese arrived at the stadium and showed up to play. In fact, the referee of the match, Giacomo Camplone, started it and for 45 minutes the players were on the field until the suspension. On the other hand, Salernitana could be disaffiliated in the coming days for breaching the regulations, since the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) prohibits a person from owning two entities in the same category, a situation that happens with Claudio Lotito, owner of Lazio and the aforementioned team. Faced with this situation, Lotito has time to part with the cast of Salerno until December 31, the deadline set by the body that regulates Italian football to regularize the situation.