Tuesday October 7 2014
Juve-Roma controversy explodes

Juventus-Roma drags on with Leonardo Bonucci’s Twitter row, Giallorossi insulted in the airport and calls for referee Gianluca Rocchi’s arrest.

The Bianconeri’s 3-2 win on Sunday evening prompted a great deal of controversy and several days later the fire is still raging.

Juve defender Bonucci stoked those flames when he took to Twitter and wrote: “You should wash your mouth out! The only thing that counts is victory: I am enjoying it!”

He later added on social media: “There is no reference to Roma fans, it was just my celebration. Just as I do in other occasions.”

There are reports in the Corriere dello Sport that Roma players were insulted at the airport in Turin on their way back to the Capital.

It’s claimed airport workers sparked up the stadium chant ‘You never win,’ while even the pilot declared ‘Forza Juve’ during his pre-flight message to passengers.

Lawyer, Roma fan and former member of the club Carlo Taormina took things even further during his interview on Radio 24.

“We should get a machine gun in hand, a virtual one of course. All three of Juve’s goals should’ve been disallowed.

“This calls for a strike, while Rocchi should be kicked out of the world of refereeing and we citizens will press charges against him, asking whether his behaviour was intentional or not. Anyone who helps football take this direction should be arrested.”

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