Roma Penalized For Involving An Ineligible Player
Serie A’s AS Roma have been penalized with a 3-0 loss for player Amadou Diawara who fields irregularly in the 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona last weekend, the league said in a statement on Tuesday.
Midfielder Diawara, who turned 23 in July, had not been included on the senior players list at the start of the season, despite the fact that he was no longer eligible for the under-22 list where he was named.
Despite this, the Guinean took part in Roma’s first game of the season at the Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium in Verona last Saturday.
La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper reported on Monday that Roma were ready to appeal the decision, claiming the mistake was made without intent to violate the rules.
It is not the first time that Serie A has dictated a defeat due to formal errors. In 2016 Sassuolo lost 0-3 to Pescara for playing Antonino Ragusa, who was not on the official list of players.