Four college officials involved in Luis Suarez’s citizenship testing scandal are SUSPENDED for eight months as investigation into whether Juventus tried to cheat system to sign striker continues
- Luis Suarez was charged with cheating during his Italian language exam
- Suarez had to pass the test in September to continue a move to Juventus
- The Uruguayan attacker took the language test at the University of Perugia
- The Perugia prosecution has suspended four university officials
- The office is also looking at other involvement in the case, including Juventus
The Perugia prosecution has suspended four college officials over alleged irregularities in Luis Suarez’s citizenship test for his proposed move to Juventus earlier this year.
The Uruguayan forward took a ‘B1’ Italian language test to be deployed in September, meaning Juventus didn’t have too many non-EU players in its roster, but the 33-year-old has been accused of cheating on the exam.
Suarez took the test at the University of Perugia and it was revealed on Friday that Rector Giuliana Grego, CEO Simone Olivieri, Suarez’s Italian professor Stefania Spina and fellow tutor Lorenzo Rocca have been suspended for eight months amid an ongoing investigation.
Four university employees are suspended amid Luis Suarez’s language testing scandal (above)
Suarez took an Italian language test to get a residency and make a move to Juventus
A prosecution statement stated that the suspension encompassed “the crime of disclosure of professional secrecy aimed at illicit profit and multiple ideological falsehoods in public acts.”
The prosecution also claimed that Juventus was “involved even at the highest institutional level in speeding up the identification of Luis Suarez’s citizenship test.”
The agency also alleged that the investigation into the scandal is still ongoing, but that they are looking at other possible involvement from outside the university, including the Serie A champions.
Suarez was charged with cheating and it is revealed that he got the test beforehand
The Perugia office confirmed that “ the content of the test was communicated to the player in advance to arrive at a predetermined outcome and research score in order to fulfill the requests made by Juventus with the aim of achieving a positive image return , both personally and for the university ‘.
Suarez can qualify for residency thanks to his Italian wife, but it turned out that the footballer spoke very little Italian and could not pass the language test without the content.
Suarez’s move to Juventus fell through and the 33-year-old completed a move to Atletico Madrid during the summer transfer window that had just ended.