Abete Comments on De Rossi Exclusion

President of Italy’s governing body for calcio (FIGC) Giancarlo Abete commented today on Cesare Prandelli exluding Daniele De Rossi from his roster due to the midfielder’s violation of the code of ethics put in place by the national team manager.

“There is Prandelli and also Di Biagio who apply their code of conduct with sensitivity and there is no connection with the decisions of sports justice. This is an independent assessment of the managers. It would be sad if it was the opposite way if assessments were downstream from the sports justice as if they were related to the decisions of the court.”

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.