Juventus' third star is not Uefa's concern, says Platini

The Bianconeri have enraged their rivals by effectively claiming that they have won 29 Scudetti - and not 27, as the official record books now state because of 'Calciopoli'
Uefa president Michel Platini has revealed that the European game's governing body will not get involved in the row over Juventus' plan to put a third star on their shirts should they win Serie A this season, claiming that "it's an Italian problem".

The Bianconeri were stripped of two Scudetti as a result of the fallout from 'Calciopoli', meaning their current title tally officially stands at 27. However, Juve have claimed that if Antonio Conte's men manage to end AC Milan's reign as Italian champions next month, they will sew a third star onto their jerseys in recognition of what they believe would be their 30th championship success.

A number of the Old Lady's rivals have been left less than impressed by the revelation but Platini insists that this is not a matter for Uefa.

"The third star is a debate which I know little about," the former Juventus trequartista told Mediaset Premium. "It's an Italian problem."

Platini was speaking at Juventus' 4-0 victory over Novara on Sunday afternoon but he revealed that he had not attended the game as a Bianconeri fan, explaining that his aim as Uefa president is to ensure that sides such as the Biancoazzurri are in a position to compete on an equal footing with the game's traditional superpowers.

"I came to see Novara," the Frenchman claimed. "Italian football has to defend this sport. We will protect the Financial Fair Play rules."

Platini spent five seasons in Turin as a player, winning two Serie A titles and one European Cup during that time.

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