Pallotta releases statement on refereeing controversy

President James Pallotta released a statement on the club’s official website regarding the refereeing display of Gianluca Rocchi:

“Everyone should take a deep breath and calm down. Football is a very fast game and sometimes there are controversies and mistakes. It happens both ways. At the end of the day we are both great teams and look forward to a long rivalry. Its good for Italian football.

Proud of our team forever. Love our spirit. And Roma will be back and there for a long time. Get used to it.

Forza Roma!”

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.