Saturday February 15 2014
Roma crowd appeal rejected again

Roma have seen their urgent appeal against a two-match crowd ban rejected, so the Curve are closed for Sampdoria.

The Disciplinary Commission inflicted the two-game ban after repeated anti-Neapolitan chants, which are penalised as “territorial discrimination” using anti-racism laws.

The club had lodged an emergency appeal after yesterday’s legal action failed, but this too has been rejected by the CONI High Court.

It means Roma will have to play with the Curva Sud and Curva Nord closed for their home games against Sampdoria and Inter.

They host Samp on Sunday evening at 19.45 GMT.

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