Collecchio, 26 September 2020 – Parma Calcio 1913 have openly requested (after having already done so privately) official and binding clarification from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) and the Sporting Judge of Lega Serie A as to the rules surrounding suspensions and squad lists – which, we remind you, are provisional until 6 October, meaning that until that date, they may be modified ahead of each game. After a thorough check for excess zeal, we have discovered that there is no law – under C.U, 83/A of 20/11/2014 in the Internal Organisational Laws of the FIGC or in the Code of Sporting Law – that properly explains whether a player’s suspension is served according to his inclusion or exclusion in the squad list. At the same time, Parma Calcio 1913 cannot take any form of risk; the Club has never received any clear guidance on the matter but later became aware of a cursory note sent to Serie A clubs in 2015/16 (therefore not to Parma, who were at that time in Serie D). Specifically, this case refers to that of Jasmin Kurtic, who was suspended at the end of last season for the accumulation of bookings and did not play against Napoli on Sunday 20 September 2020. Kurtic was excluded from the squad list against Napoli (in spite of there being two available places) precisely to allow him to serve his suspension, respecting all of the laws and active regulations that are currently available for consultation by the Club. As such, after a long period of research, there are no specific laws, binding communications or otherwise that explains how to act in this situation. If no clear indication is received, Parma Calcio will be forced to leave the player out of the matchday squad against Bologna as well, in order to avoid any form of risk, because the situation would then become merely interpretable and not impartially judicable, due to the lack of a clear ruling on the matter.