The Turin club gave its immediate backing to Conte when he decided to appeal against the lengthy suspension, given to him for his alleged failure to report two incidents of match-fixing while in charge of Siena.
But despite Conte appearing in person at the
A statement released on Juventus' official website by Agnelli read: "Today's judgment from the
"For many months I have observed this situation with disbelief, with a growing sense of bewilderment, as sporting justice started to resemble a witch hunt."
Former Siena player Filippo Carobbio, banned for 26 months for his involvement in the 'Calcioscommesse' scandal, brought Conte to the attention of the authorities by accusing him of instructing his players to draw games against Novara and Albinoleffe in
And on revising its original verdict, the disciplinary commission absolved Conte of all blame for his involvement with the Novara game, but upheld his ban based on its investigation into the events surrounding the Albinoleffe game.
An FIGC statement read: "
"It was decided to acquit Conte for his role in the Novara-Siena game, but the 10-month disqualification stands as a disciplinary commission sanction concerning Albinoleffe-Siena."
Agnelli added: "Enough is enough. He was presented with a clear legal victory, namely his acquittal for failing to report on Novara-Siena.
"It was this game that revealed the contradictions and retractions of a 'penitent' seeking only to improve his own situation.
"But the decision was made to ignore logic and apply the penalty in an arbitrary manner, or even to double it.
"In essence, after months and months of hearing from Filippo Carobbio that his coach instructed his players to fix a match during a technical meeting, now they have recognised Antonio Conte's complete innocence in that episode.
"But instead they took refuge in the second accusation (Albinoleffe-Siena) in order to apply the same original sentence."
With Conte's assistant
Agnelli also confirmed the club's intention to seek a second appeal through the
He added: "I reiterate my full personal support, and that of Juventus, for Antonio Conte and
"I am confident that the judicial bodies of CONI will know how to deal with this profound injustice."
Having considered the appeals of 23 individuals and seven clubs in total, the FIGC also upheld the acquittals of Juventus players
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