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Calciopoli: I Did Have Dinner With Inter President Massimo Moratti - Former Referee Designator Paolo Bergamo

Former referee designator Paolo Bergamo has said meeting Serie A club presidents was a regular occurence as he clarifies his position in relation to the on-going Calciopoli trial in Naples.

New evidence at the court alleged Bergamo had been in regular contact with Inter president Massimo Moratti during the 2005/06 season. And, during their meetings and phone calls, they are alleged to have spoken about referee matters.

But, Bergamo suggests it was normal to speak with club chiefs over football-related issues.

He told Radio Radio: "Having contacts with clubs at the time was standard procedure.

"If someone went beyond normal talks then I cannot be responsible for this.

"I went to dinner with everyone, even with Moratti and the [FIGC] federation's phone number was available to all.

"The causes of Calciopoli clearly lie elsewhere."

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