Antonello Venditti has told AS Roma to stop using his anthem.

He wrote both the legendary song Grazie Roma, which is played in the Stadio Olimpico after victories, and the official anthem RomaRomaRoma that is over the tannoy system before each home game.

"In all honesty, I'd prefer it if Roma stopped using the anthem, because this is no longer the Roma that I knew," said Venditti.

"The current owners are not giving the right value to the very word Roma or to this city. You can't visit Pope Francis with a Boston Celtics shirt on."