Mr Monti said the idea was a question he was asking ‘as someone who was passionate when football was still football’.
Monti expressed a ‘profound sadness’ after 30 homes of people connected to Serie A and Serie B, as well as the lower leagues, were searched, with Juventus coach Antonio Conte – who recently led Juventus to the Scudetto – among those questioned.
“I wonder if it wouldn’t be a good idea to suspend the game for two or three years, the premier said.
“It’s particularly sad when a world which should be an expression of the highest values – sport, youth, competition, fairness turns out to be a mass of foul play, falsehood and demagoguery.”
The latest arrests come six years after the infamous Calciopoli scandal in which Juventus were stripped of their title and relegated to Serie B.