Massimo Moratti has hit out at the suggestion that without Calciopoli, Inter Milan would not yet have their second star.

The former Nerazzurri President stingingly dismissed the “19+1” talk in an interview published in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Yesterday, Inter confirmed their status as champions of the 2023-24 season.

The Nerazzurri’s victory in the derby against AC Milan means that no team can catch them in the table, mathematically speaking.

And it was a special Scudetto for Inter. The Nerazzurri have now won twenty in their history.

However, there has been some controversy around one title in particular.

That would be the Serie A title for the 2005-06 season.

That was the season of the infamous Calciopoli scandal.

During the campaign, it had actually been Juventus who amassed the most points. However, the Bianconeri were stripped of their title and relegated to Serie B after revelations of serious corruption.

Moratti Responds To Calciopoli Talk: “Inter Could Have 25 Titles”

The 2005-06 title was awarded to Inter after all the dust settled with points deductions at the end of the Calciopoli investigation.

However, there has long been a fair bit of bitterness surrounding the circumstances of this title.

Therefore, there has been some talk to try and diminish Inter’s second star.

With title number twenty, the Nerazzurri can sew a second star onto their shirts. But for some, they really only have nineteen titles – given the manner in which the 2005-06 Scudetto was awarded.

But former Nerazzurri President Moratti had little time for this talk.

Asked what he’d say to someone who tells him that Inter have “really” only won nineteen titles, he replied “That without what we all know happened, we would already have 25.”

Even apart from the infamous Calciopoli scandal, there have long been accusations that Juventus have won titles – particularly at the expense of Inter – in questionable circumstances.