Serie A side Roma have announced a press blackout after the club’s 1-1 draw against Fiorentina.
The Giallorossi ended the game against Fiorentina to nine men, but they somehow held on to a point. But the game was chaotic and that is how it ended.
Nicola Zalewski had picked up a second yellow card to initially put Roma down to ten men, leading to Lucas Martinez Quarta equalising soon after. Romelu Lukaku’s bad tackle on Christian Kouame saw the Belgian get sent off and Roma were down to nine men.
Fiorentina couldn’t break through but after the game, Vincenzo Italiano had a vocal confrontation with Leandro Paredes, who had tackles Nico Gonzalez rather ruthlessly. Italiano hadn’t shook hands with Jose Mourinho, who also seemed to be fuming at the officiating in the game.
It has been reported that Roma will not speak to reporters after the game (via TMW) and that is likely to be in protest to Zalewski’s second yellow card, which led to him being sent off. Mourinho was initially expected to speak to the media but he will not now and neither will anyone from the club.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN