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Gennaro Gattuso House Raided As Part Of Serie A Betting Scandal

calciopoliThe home of AC Milan legend and 2006 World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso was raided by police this morning in the latest betting match-fixing twist.

The Cremona based investigators, as part of their next step in their lengthy inquiry, have placed the Milan legend under investigation for alleged wrongdoing.

The Gazzetta dello Sport writes that four men, believed to have been acting as intermediaries between players and betting syndicates, were arrested today for questioning.

The Gazzetta also writes that authorities are taking a close look at a number of top-flight games involving Milan, Juventus and Inter.

Those under the microscope are Milan-Lazio, Chievo-Milan [both February 2011], the March 2011 Milan-Bari, Juve-Lazio [April 2012] and Palermo-Inter [April 2013].

In a nice touch Gennaro Gattuso was interviewed by Sport Mediaset (owned by AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi) where he told viewers that he is ‘angry and offended’ that his name was dragged up as part of the Calcioscommesse scandal.

“I am angry and offended,” he told the television station. “I am calm about it – I am going to clear my name of everything.

“I do not want to have these marks on my career.

“I have never gambled in my life.”

This is a story that just will not go away, with games as late as April of 2013 now under investigation. And it is not just an Italian problem as we saw last week when Blackburn striker DJ Campbell was arrested as the better scandal hit the UK.