Sampdoria Issue Press Release to Deny False Bankruptcy Claims

Sampdoria reiterated their position regarding the criminal proceedings of December 6th 2021 involving ex-president Massimo Ferrero on grounds of fraudulent bankruptcy.

In an official statement, the Blucerchiati reiterated that they are not involved in Ferrero’s proceedings and strongly denied the news appearing on some Italian media hinting at an alleged bankruptcy of Sport Spettacolo Holding, the parent company of the club.

These are the words that appeared on the official website of Sampdoria:

“U.C. Sampdoria informs that will protect, in all necessary ways, its image that was seriously damaged by some unfounded and false news published recently published by some media. As informed by lawyer Luca Ponti, the U.C. Sampdoria’s legal counsel in the proceedings that recently involved Mr. Massimo Ferrero, the club is totally unrelated to the facts notified to Mr. Ferrero and this has been confirmed by all judicial proceedings concluded to date.

The club will react firmly to any dissemination in the media of unfounded news, such as the alleged bankruptcy of the clubs’ parent company Sport Spettacolo Holding, a circumstance which is objectively non-existent and easily verifiable. Any attempt to destabilize our club on the basis of media speculations will be immediately pursued”.

Massimo Ferrero was arrested on December 6 on grounds of fraudulent bankruptcy and put on house arrest on December 23. He immediately resigned from President of Sampdoria. No implications of the Genoa-based club in the case have emerged so far.