Italian Court Rules Curva Sud Closure

The Italia Federal Justice Courts have backed the original ruling of the Italian sporting judge, who ruled that Roma must closer their Curva Sud for two match because of discriminatory territorial chants.

Fans were heard chanting “Vesuvio lavali con foco!” in last Wednesday’s first leg match in the Coppa Italia against Napoli. The Curva Sud will be closed for this Sunday’s match against Sampdoria, and on March 1st against Inter.

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