Roma to contest Simone Perrotta's red card in Bari win

Roma have indicated they may call for a review of Perrotta's red card in their 3-2 victory over Bari
Roma director Gian Paolo Montali has revealed the club plan to appeal Simone Perrotta's red card in Sunday's enthralling 3-2 victory over Bari.

Perrotta was one of three players to receive their marching orders in the hotly-contested game, and the midfielder was dismissed in stoppage time following an off-the-ball altercation with Andrea Masiello.

Reflecting on the incident, Montali feels the decision was harsh, telling “I hope that Perrotta is not banned. It wasn’t a violent gesture and the Bari player did overreact a little.

“Perhaps we will ask for the incident to be reviewed."

The win has renewed enthusiasm that a coveted Champions League spot is within reach, with the capital club now just a point behind fourth-placed Lazio, who entertain Juventus on Monday.

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