‘A measure that undermines the future of the lower professional categories of football and in particular those subjects who train and enhance young people, providing a decisive contribution to the movement. The Serie B League sends to the FIGC to be a spokesperson for the Government to intervene on the possibility, provided for by Legislative Decree 36/2021, that the so-called “mutuality”, that is the contribution that the Serie A is required to pay to the other leagues and to the FIGC itself, leaving football in favor of other federations.
Today the proceeds from the marketing of Serie A audiovisual rights feed the development of the youth sectors of the clubs, the training and use of athletes who can be called up for the Italian national youth teams for men and women but also investments for sports facilities. Taking them away from these purposes therefore means compromising the future of this sport, a decree that ends up penalizing leagues such as B which makes the growth of young people its sporting mission. Further reducing these funds, which already suffer marked differences with other second-tier European organizations, would definitively bury those who strive to feed the Italian football system with appreciable results.
The risk of default, then, is even higher at a time when properties are suffering from the economic crisis and high energy costs to which no decisive answers have been given even with the recent aid decree.
The LNPB – concludes the note – immediately expressed the need for legislative intervention to avoid the serious damage that this rule would bring. Now the Federation is asking to do its due part with a decisive and decisive intervention ‘.