Inter Milan are currently being investigated by the Italian Serie A for two incidents that occurred during their 4-2 victory over Roma, led by Daniele De Rossi, on Saturday.
These incidents involve an alleged phone conversation from suspended coach Simone Inzaghi and a gesture made by defender Francesco Acerbi.
It is important to note that Inzaghi was suspended for the match against Roma due to accumulating yellow cards.
Despite his suspension, defender Alessandro Bastoni suggested that Inzaghi had been communicating with the team over the phone during halftime, which would go against the rules set by Serie A.
At halftime, Inter Milan was trailing 2-1 in the game. Inzaghi’s assistant later clarified that a message had been relayed to the team but denied that a video call took place.
Should Inter Milan be found guilty, they could potentially face penalties such as Inzaghi being required to watch the next league game from the stands and the club being fined.
Acerbi also faces investigation for showing a middle finger to Roma supporters during his goal celebration, allegedly in response to insulting chants about his past battle with testicular cancer.
Football Italia reports that the Italian FIGC Prosecutor’s office could suspend Acerbi for his gesture, but there may be leniency given the circumstances.