Roma CEO Guido Fienga and team doctor Massimo Manara have each been handed a ban by the FIGC Court as the pair were found guilty of non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols in the match against Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo on 5th July.
The decision comes after Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, who recently attended a league-wide meeting despite having symptoms of COVID-19 and later testing positive for the virus, filed a complaint against Roma following the tie — accusing the Giallorossi’s bench players of refusing to social distance.
Fienga has been banned by the court for 30 days while Manara was given a 20 day ban. As per the punishment guidelines, Roma’s CEO will not be allowed on the pitch or in the dressing room during the team’s matches. Making matters worse, Fienga is also not allowed to represent the club in transfer market negotiations, according to Il Tempo. This could have a huge impact of the club’s remaining transfer business given that there is no official sporting director at the club for the time being.
Meanwhile, Roma were also handed a €7,000.00 fine due to the incident.