Roma are ‘under investigation over the behaviour of their players and anti-sporting chants’
Roma are ‘investigated by federal prosecutors over their players’ behavior and anti-sports chants’ against fierce rivals Lazio during bus parade honoring Europa Conference League glory
- Roma beat Feyenoord on Wednesday and win the first Europa Conference League
- They celebrated in style with a bus parade, attended by thousands of supporters
- The Serie A side is reportedly under investigation by federal prosecutors
- Several players joined in chants and held up banners around rivals Lazio . to mock
Roma are reportedly under investigation by federal prosecutors for anti-sports chants and the behavior of their players after their bus parade in honor of the Europa Conference League glory.
The Serie A side took their first trophy in 14 years after beating Feyenoord 1-0 thanks to Nicolo Zaniolo’s 32-minute strike.
Wild celebrations ensued on Thursday as Roma paraded the trophy through the city in front of thousands of supporters.
During the bus parade, several players taunted fierce rivals Lazio by joining in chants that ridiculed their city neighbors while also holding up banners.
Although no details have been published, Roma is under investigation for ‘anti-sports’ behaviour Football Italy†
There were incredible scenes in Rome to mark the club’s Europa Conference League victory
Goal scorer Nicolo Zaniolo joined chants demanding Lazio fans ‘change channels’
Goalscorer Zaniolo joined chants calling on Lazio fans to ‘change channels’, while Marash Kumbulla held up a sign mocking the club’s rival.
Giallorossi fans also started chanting: ‘If you don’t jump, you support Lazio’ and manager Jose Mourinho sang along.
Roma’s bus was accompanied by a police escort and the players seemed to be in a jubilant mood, seeing some of them dancing to music blaring through the streets.
Zaniolo was one of the players who took off their T-shirts and threw them into the crowd.
England stars Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham were amused as they were pictured on the bus with wide smiles on their faces after winning their first trophies for the club.
Thousands of fans took to the streets of Rome to greet their heroes during the parade
Roma fans blow off torches during the parade that ended with a podium presentation
The parade ended with a podium presentation where the trophy was shown to the fans in attendance.
Portuguese boss Mourinho burst into tears after taking the continental title and was mobbed by his merry stars, who sprayed him with water, danced around and chanted ‘campiones, campiones, olé, olé, olé’.
After the game, Mourinho told Sky Sports Italia: “So many things are going through my head. So many things at once. I have been with Roma for 11 months, I realized the moment I arrived what it meant, they were waiting for this. As I told the guys in the dressing room in Turin, we did what we had to do.
“This wasn’t work tonight, this was history. We had to make history. We wrote it. The Conference League is a competition that we felt we could win from the start, but it got stronger when the Europa League teams, Leicester City, Olympique Marseille and Feyenoord came in. We’ve put so much into this.
Jose Mourinho reiterated his intentions to stay with Roma after their European glory
Victory over Feyenoord sealed Roma’s first European trophy win in 60 years
“Now that I’m staying, there are no doubts. Even if rumors arise, I only want to stay with Roma.
“We have to understand what our owners, wonderful people, want to do next season, we can build a very strong project with honest professionals.
“Of course I feel like a Romanista… I’m a fan of Porto, Inter, Chelsea, I love Real Madrid, I’m a Roma fan now, I belong to all those clubs because we had these moments together. Tonight, with all due respect to all the clubs I’ve worked for before, I’m 100 percent Romanista, because these fans are just incredible.”