Tuesday February 11 2014
Roma prepare Curve appeal

Roma are set to appeal to the Federal Court of Justice against the decision to close their North and South Curve for the next two home Serie A games.

The ban was handed down after alleged discriminatory chanting by sections of support during the club’s Coppa Italia semi-final first leg with Napoli.

The Giallorossi’s appeal is believed set to hinge on the argument that with the offence taking place in the Coppa Italia, the punishment should not be for League matches.

The timing of the appeal, coupled with the fact that the club have already started selling tickets for their next home game against Sampdoria, will mean that even if the ban is imposed, it will now be delayed to take in matches against Inter and Udinese instead.