Baldissoni furious by Destro decision

Roma general manager Mauro Baldissoni spoke to Roma Channel in reaction to the decision of Mattia Destro’s 4 match ban:

“We are shocked and concerned about the decision that the sporting justice took. We already took a position about De Rossi, the choice of replays and TV debates is dangerous for the entire system. If an event takes place in front of the referee, you can talk more about slow motion instead of video replay. Today, the event is more grave because the incident was punished with a free-kick awarded to Cagliari. We are on the outside of the conditions for the use of video replay. It’s frustrating to be the only ones sent into the corner when thousands of similar incidents go unpunished. We have filed an urgent appeal, we’ll go the entire way.”

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