UEFA Fines AS Roma, Bans Owner

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UEFA, on Friday, fined AS Roma 19, 000 euros (NGN 8m) for three offences in the May 2 UEFA Champions League game against Liverpool.

Roma lost that game.

The football governing body sanctioned the club in the instances of insufficient organisation, a blocked stairway and fans misconduct – setting off fireworks.

Owner, James Palotta, is also banned for three  months and will not attend any UEFA organised competition for that period.

Palotta was handed the band for his utterance over the officiating of that game which he described as “absolute joke”.

An initial one-year UEFA ban on AC Milan was overturned by the Court if Arbitration for Sports (CAS) on Friday.

CAS in its resolution referred the matter back to UEFA for a more appropriate disciplinary action

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Macaulay Maduwuba is the Chief Content at Kanu Sports TV

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