Roma announced on their official website this evening that they will appeal the decision of sporting judge Gerardo Mastrandrea, who awarded Hellas Verona a 3-0 victory from last weekend’s tie after the Giallorossi fielded an ineligible player.
Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara, 23, was mistakenly added to the Under-22 portion of the Giallorossi’s team list, which means he was not eligible to be fielded by manager Paulo Fonseca in last weekend’s 0-0 draw between the clubs.
Mastrandrea handed down his decision earlier today — which will cost Roma the point they earned in Veneto.
“AS Roma will file a complaint against the decision of the sporting judge, who handed a 0-3 defeat to the Giallorossi in the match against Verona, which ended on Saturday 19 September with a result of 0-0,” read the statement from the club.
Sources at Roma, though, have told RomaPress that they don’t expect their appeal to be successful because there is little to no legal basis that the club can argue other than the error not being done knowingly or willfully.