Inter boss Antonio Conte could be in danger of facing another touchline ban after the Italian Football Federation opened an investigation into Tuesday’s Derby d’Italia, according to a report today.
As per Italian news agency Ansa, via Calcio e Finanza, the Italian Football Federation are planning to investigate the scuffles which took place during and after the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg in Turin, which saw Inter knocked out by Juventus after a goalless draw.
Conte was involved in a bitter spat with his former president Andrea Agnelli while team manger Lele Oriali was also caught up in a row with the Bianconeri’s sporting director Fabio Paratici.
Sources close to Inter told this morning’s papers they believed Juve’s insults towards Conte were premeditated and not simply a heat-of-the-moment incident.
Fourth official Daniele Chiffi has already been called up by the FIGC’s prosecutors to provide his version events of what happened on the touchline.
Conte was caught on camera showing his middle finger to Agnelli just before half-time, which was believed to be in response to the numerous insults that Agnelli had sent towards Conte from the stands.