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Roma president Pallotta calls on fans to lay off directors

AS Roma president James Pallotta has pleaded with fans to stop attacking the club's board.

Roma fans have turned on directors Walter Sabatini and Franco Baldini, along with several players.

"While we are all not happy with our recent results I have complete confidence in our players and entire staff," wrote President Pallotta in an official statement.

"As I have said on every occasion we are building an organization and team that will take some time and that Rome can be proud of. In times of transition, there will always be instances in which, in hindsight, we may have taken some different decisions but I don't intend to put band aids on in order to satisfy some in the short term.

"I am sorry that we all would like to see quick results but since becoming President seven months ago I feel we have moved in many respects in the right direction for the longer term viability and greatness that I believe we can achieve for Roma.

"Attacking Baldini and Sabatini on a daily basis doesn't accomplish anything and is foolish. If you want to, attack me."

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