Thursday, September 16, 2004

...and then there is AS Roma

It was interesting to see the two opposites of fan cultures during this round of the Champions League: on one hand the great fans of Celtic, and on the other, the violent tifosi of AS Roma.
I must admit that I have before deplored one of the main players of AS Roma, Mr. Totti. At the same time, I can see the behavior of the fans of AS Roma does not stand back from their players. While I understand the passion of football, I find it utterly unacceptable when fans behave as they did in Rome. I only hope that UEFA will give a swift and harsh punishment to AS Roma.
In the meanwhile, I have no doubt in saying that Roma's fans are a disgrace to football.


Anonymous said...

Well, now Mr. Totti has spoken more of his utterly brilliant language, about Anders Frisk: "He was biased. Against Dynamo Kiev, he never whistled in my favour and he refused to talk to me. I would say that the captain has a right to talk to the referee."

I did not think Mr. Frisk made any mistake in the first half of the game. Now, taking into consideration the situation AS Roma is facing with probable UEFA sanctions, Mr. Totti's comment is not in place. On the other hand, it is an excuse for the unacceptable behavior of one stupid Roma fan. If Mr. Totti was agentleman, he would just say that he is sorry. But it is not surprising that Mr. "Snotty" is too much of a primadonna to say sorry.

El Erik said...

Today it was announced that AS Roma lost the game 3-0, and will play its home games in an empty stadium.
One thing that will certainly not be missed, is the Roma fans.