Destro ban appeal rejected

The judges of the Federal Court of Justice have rejected Roma’s appeal for the 4 match suspension of Mattia Destro after the use of video evidence showed the striker slap defender Davide Astori in Roma’s 3-1 win over Cagliari.

Roma’s lawyer Antonio Conte, while walking into the courthouse, said “We aim to have the ban annulled. You know our position,” seemed optimistic that the ban would be overturned.

Roma will now be without Mattia Destro for another 3 matches.

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