De Rossi Banned For 3 Matches

Italian Judge Gianpaolo Tosel has ruled that Daniele De Rossi is to be banned for three matches after his punch on Mauro Icardi. The official words are below.

“The reported behavior was “not detected” by match officials. The gesture made by De Rossi integrates unequivocally the apparent voluntariness, energy imprinted and the delicacy of the area of the body affected under the extremes of ‘violent conduct’.”

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