Simone Perrotta: De Sanctis and Totti should be respected

Former Roma midfielder Simone Perrotta spoke today at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and backed Giallorossi captain Francesco Totti’s and goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis’ words regarding the refereeing display in their match against Juventus:

“Totti and De Sanctis had the courage to express their opinions and this should be respected because it is not easy to get in front of a microphone and stand against all of Italian football. There will be people that disagree (with them) and others that will condemn their words, but I emphasize the courage, character, and personality it takes to express something that they felt inside. They should be respected for what they have given and are giving to Italian football.”

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