Investigation Finds Luis Suarez Did Cheat On Italian Exam, Three Professors And University Director Suspended
Luis Suarez did cheat on his Italian exam, a police investigation has uncovered.
Suarez, whose wife Sofia Balbi is of Italian descent, passed the exam at the University of Perugia.
But immediately after there were claims that there were 'irregularities' in the test and that the Uruguayan was privy to the questions in advance.
It also emerged that Suarez was not able to speak a word of Italian and yet somehow he passed.
:rotating_light: ANSA reports that Luis Suarez's Italian citizenship request was all a scam. He knew the test questions and had his score ready before he even made the test. [via @SiavoushF] #FCB :flag_uy::warning::pencil:
- Reshad Rahman ✆ (@HagridFCB) September 22, 2020
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And an investigation has proved that the suspicions of cheating were indeed true as Suarez had been made aware of the paper's contents before he sat the test.
The university's director Simone Olivieri, along with three professors, have been hit with an eight-month suspension as a result of their conduct.
They have been found guilty of "coming to predetermine the outcome and the score of the exam, to correspond to the requests that they had been put forward by Juventus, with the aim of achieving a positive return of image, both personal and for the university."
Similarly, some Juventus officials, including sporting director Fabio Paratici, are being probed by Italian police having been found to have put pressure on in order for Suarez to get the all-important Italian passport.
Members of Juventus FC are also under investigation. The Italian police determinted that the player knew beforehand the answers of the exam.
- Francesco Porzio (@fraporzio95) December 4, 2020
Despite looking nailed on, the free transfer fell through and Suarez remained in Spain - signing a two-year contract with Atletico Madrid.
He's scored five goals in eight appearances for Diego Simeone's side, including two on his debut.
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