AS Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi has slammed Sampdoria coach Delio Rossi after yesterday's brawl.

A scuffle broke out in the final minutes of Roma's 3-1 defeat at Marassi this afternoon and Rossi was spotted flipping his middle finger at Giallorossi players.

He was sent off following a row with Nicolas Andre Burdisso on the touchline.

"I don't want to judge Rossi, because he is my senior, but I would ask myself questions if I got to my 50s and 60s and behaved like this," said De Rossi.

"It was embarrassing, especially as it's not exactly the first nasty incident he has been involved in."