Roma fans banned from Udinese game after clashes at Hellas Verona

Roma fans banned from Udinese game after clashes at Hellas Verona
From ESPN - February 13, 2018

Roma fans have been banned from travelling to Saturday's Serie A game at Udinese after the prefect of Udine called them "dangerous."

A group of Roma supporters clashed with Hellas Verona fans prior to their away game earlier this month.

And in a statement published by Il Corriere dello Sport, the prefect of Udine said: "The Romanista organised fan groups are dangerous and have proven their willingness to be disruptive and violent.

"In order to guarantee order, security and public safety, the following measures have been adopted: the sale of all tickets to residents in the Lazio region is banned."

The clashes in Verona saw 21 Roma fans arrested and given stadium bans, and there were similar incidents prior to a fixture with Atalanta in 2016 and a Champions League game at Chelsea this season.

Other incidents involving Roma fans have happened in Bergamo, Milan and Turin.

Meanwhile, coach Eusebio Di Francesco said he hoped the club would permit him to work like Napoli's Maurizio Sarri with a settled squad, undisturbed by transfer rumours.

Roma suffered a dip in form around the January transfer window, when Chelsea were linked with Edin Dzeko and there was a reported approach from China for Radja Nainggolan.


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