The Italian government wants the season suspended after the death of Lazio fan Gabriele Sandri at the hands of a police officer and resultant violence throughout the peninsula on Sunday.

All Serie B and C games have been postponed this weekend, but sports minister Giovanna Melandri is calling for a break.

"I expect the football world to make the right decision, such as halting play for several weeks," she stressed.

"We need to take some time to stop the blind violence that doesn't honour the memory of the young man who was killed."