Controversial Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini was convinced that "for the Frosinone goal, the Verona players looked the other way" as his rosanero dropped into the relegation places over the weekend.
Frosinone jumped above Palermo in the survival race with a 2-1 victory over Verona, with the goal in question being an all important winner in the last minute of play.
Hellas Verona have taken action by releasing a press statement on the allegations saying the fire-happy coach should "deal with the internal issues at his club" instead of getting involved in other teams.
Maurizio Setti, the Stadio Bentegodi outfit's president "vehemently denies the allegations made by the Palermo patron,” an official statement on the club’s website read.
Verona, who look near certain to be plying their trade in Italy's second flight next year urged Zamparini "not to divert attention from them - Palermo - by spending his energy on sterile polemic as an end in itself."
Zamparini comments "offensive to football"
Frosinone followed up the gialloblu's statement with one of their own, “Frosinone Calcio and it’s chairman Maurizio Stirpe have taken note of the statements made today by the President of Palermo, Maurizio Zamparini, during a national radio broadcast” the statement started.
The club went on to say they "firmly and indignantly reject the content of the above" and consider the comments "offensive to the whole of football."
“Frosinone and its President say no to any inference and manipulation of results achieved on the pitch, which are solely the result of struggle and hard work every day" the statement concluded.
Frosinone currently occupy the relegation playoff spot going into this midweek matchday where they'll visit Chievo Verona before hosting Zamparini's Palermo at their Stadio Matusa at Sunday noon. Hellas Verona on the other hand travel to Empoli on Wednesday before welcoming Milan at the weekend. Verona sit eight points adrift at the foot of the table and it would take more than a miracle to survive at this stage of what's been a very unsuccseful season.