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Clubs from the Serie A decide to aid Parma in their time of need

Rohan Menon
1.83K   //    07 Mar 2015, 20:21 IST
Signs in front of the Parma Stadium read “closed for robbery”(R) and "I can't go in" (L)

Clubs from the Serie A are ready to help club Parma who have not played their last two fixtures. The matches have been postponed due to the club not having enough money to afford the stewards and the police at the Tardini stadium, and the players refusing to play after not being paid the whole season.

"The resolution was adopted confirming the willingness of the league to help Parma continue in the championship," said Maurizio Beretta – the president of the Serie A. Beretta also added that Carlo Tavecchio, the president of the Italian football federation would travel to Parma to propose a plan to the players to continue playing. 

Parma, who are due to face a bankruptcy hearing on March 19, said on their official website that the game against Atlanta was given the all clear and would go ahead.

The Serie A president also stated that a fund of five million euros would be donated to Parma that comes from the fines paid by the club for crowd trouble and other breaches of the rules set by Serie A. The club is also concerned about the decision that would see all of Parma's remaining games end as a 3-0 loss. 

"If the club is passed over to a bankruptcy administrator on March 19, we shall intervene," said Beretta. "We'll decide how exactly to intervene along with the administrator."

It was reported that 16 of the 20 Serie A clubs voted in favour of the bailout, three abstained and Cesena voted against. Parma who have not yet won a single Serie A title, have got only 10 points this season and are rock bottom of the league.

The team though has gained a lot of accolade in their past especially between the years 1992 and 2002. They won two UEFA Cups in 1995 and 1999, and the 1993 European Cup Winners' Cup. The team has also won three Italian Cups within that time period. 

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