Lippi defends Roma captain Totti over derby row

Italy coach Marcello Lippi says Italian football should move on from Roma captain Francesco Totti's derby gesture.

Italy coach Marcello Lippi says Italian football should move on from Roma captain Francesco Totti's derby gesture.

Totti was fined 20,000 Euros for the ‘thumbs down’ gesture after the Rome derby, but Lippi is not concerned.

He said: “Francesco is an extraordinary lad and I think it just got away from him a little bit. He feels his status as a Romanista so keenly, but I saw no malice there.”

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