Parma striker Emanuele Calaio has been served a two-year banned for match-fixing.
The club has also been deducted five points for the 2018/2019 Serie A season as result of their striker’s misbehavior, who has also been fined 20,000 Euros.
According to BBC Sport, “Italy’s National Federal Court (TFN) imposed the sanctions after Calaio sent "suspicious messages" to some of his former team-mates before Spezia played Parma on 18 May.” This was after the Italian FA passed on the case to TNF.
Parma went on to win the game by 2-0 to secure their promotion back to Italy’s top tier league
The 36-year-old Parma forward, who left Spezia in 2016 “contacted Spezia players Filippo de Col and Claudio Terzi before the game via messaging service WhatsApp,” writes BBC Sport.
In 2015, Parma were relegated to Serie D after the club was declared bankrupt but will return to the Serie A after three successive promotions.