Milan team manager Andrea Romeo has been given a one-match ban for a “blasphemous expression” during the Derby della Madonnina defeat.
#ACMilan team manager Andrea Romeo has been given a one-match ban for using a “blasphemous expression” in the derby defeat to #Inter. https://t.co/kReQ9R8lxn #FCIM pic.twitter.com/yY2ECWKs2v— footballitalia (@footballitalia) October 23, 2018
Serie A reported that Romeo had been given the ban for getting off the bench and using the expression, which to be honest, is probably pretty tame compared to the language that was used by the Milan supporters after Mauro Icardi scored the winning goal.
The “team manager” is a liaison between the players and the club and/or coach, and not a “manager” in the sense of the word as UK would know it, and appears similar to a “student manager” in high school sports in the United States.
Either way, he said something he shouldn’t have, and now he’s in trouble.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
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AS Roma beat CSKA Moscow in Rome in the Champions League. [Chiesa di Totti]
Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 in Cristano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. [Black & White & Read All Over]
Former Juventus CEO Guiseppe Marotta is rumored to be heading to Inter Milan after turning down a chance to work with the Italy national team. [Serpents of Madonnina]
World Football Links
Tata Martino, Newell’s Old Boys legend and rumored target of the Mexico national team, confirmed that he will leave Atlanta United at the end of the year. [FMF State of Mind]
Aston Villa lost to Norwich City at Carrow Road despite taking an early lead. [7500 to Holte]
A breakdown of the MLS player salaries, as the numbers were released yesterday. The Philadelphia Union will end up being 15th in payroll, a point of contention with a fanbase that would like to see more investment from the ownership. [Brotherly Game]
Sunderland seems to be enjoying their spell in League One, winning 1-0 away at Doncaster Rovers. [Roker Report]