Cagliari v. Roma match called off after Sardinian prez calls on tckthldrs to ignore fan-ban. What a circus - I think Roma will get the 3 pts awarded but it really is farcical - a season does not go by w/o something like this happening.
"This could only happen in Italy,” shrugged Zdenek Zeman as the FIGC opens an inquiry into Cagliari’s stadium chaos.
Today’s match between Cagliari and Roma was set to be played at the Is Arenas behind closed doors after the venue failed security checks.
Cagliari President Massimo Cellino publicly urged all season ticket holders to attend anyway, prompting a last-minute decision by the police and Prefecture to call off the game amid public safety fears.
“This could only happen in Italy,” shrugged Roma Coach Zeman on Sky Sport Italia this morning.
“It’s disconcerting. Now we will have to evaluate our strategy,” added Giallorossi director Franco Baldini.
The squad had already flown out to Cagliari for the planned 14.00 UK time kick-off and must now return home."
Sorry to interrupt the EPL/LaLiga duopoly - carry on