US Avellino had been fined a princely sum after it was judged by the relevant authorities that a stadium announcement delivered during a recent match was improperly “sarcastic”.
Pescara were the visitors to the Stadio Partenio on 18th March when a late goal from Avellino midfielder Francesco Di Tacchio sealed a 2-2 draw.
However, after their 86th-minute equaliser, the home side were made to hang on for their point as match officials went onto play a further seven minutes of stoppage time.
As jeers echoed around the ground, the Avellino public address system announced, ironically, that 12 minutes had been added on by the referee.
According to Football Italia, the Lega Serie B disciplinary board have seen that Avellino get their comeuppance, fining the club €1,000 fine for their insubordinate.
The stadium announcer, in the course of a communication to the public, was sarcastic about the injury time added on by the match referee in the second half.
Well, it is the lowest form of wit after all.