Strootman banned for sparking Rome derby brawl

ShareClose Comments
The midfielder will miss his side's Serie A matches against AC Milan and Juventus after he received a suspension after a melee following his opening goal

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has been handed a two-match ban for sparking the brawl that saw Lazio's Danilo Cataldi sent off on Sunday.

Ronaldo finds his girlfriend new job

Unused substitute Cataldi received a red card in the 66th minute of the Rome derby, having grabbed Strootman's collar, prompting the Dutchman to drop to the ground in an exaggerated manner and leading to a confrontation between players and staff on the touchline at Stadio Olimpico.

Footage later showed Strootman had antagonised his opponent by tossing the contents of a water bottle in Cataldi's face after scoring the opener in a 2-0 win. Italian authorities have now taken retrospective action against the 26-year-old.

Cataldi has only been given a one-game suspension, while Strootman, having been found guilty of seriously unsportsmanlike behaviour in the form of provocation and simulation, will miss important Serie A matches against AC Milan and Juventus.

Lazio's Senad Lulic, meanwhile, remains under investigation by the Italian Football Federation after making comments about Roma defender Antonio Rudiger that were construed as racist by many commentators.

Next article:
Barcelona to have final say as Mina's £15m Everton transfer nears completion
Next article:
Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Chelsea working on Martial deal
Next article:
Klopp confirms Alisson as Liverpool No.1 but hands Karius Anfield lifeline
Next article:
Liga MX transfer news: The latest rumors and chisme in Mexican soccer
Next article:
Iniesta and Torres suffer defeats in their J-League debuts

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Show more Accept