Roma supporters cop ban for Tottenham incident
Two AS Roma fans have been banned from football grounds for five years it has been confirmed.
26-year old Francesco Ianari and 25-year old Mauro Pinnelli were among a group who stormed the Drunken Ship pub in Rome last week and attacked Tottenham supporters ahead of Lazio's Europa League clash with Spurs.
Travelling Spurs fans were badly injured in the attack with a couple sent to hospital suffering stab wounds.
"Agents of Rome police have informed two Roma fans in our custody that they are banned from accessing sporting events for the next five years," read statement on Rome police headquarters' official website.
"Francesco Ianari and Mauro Pinnelli were arrested on November 22 for aggression towards some British fans of Tottenham on the Campo de' Fiori after being identified by police a few hours later.
"On that occasion, a group of people, most of them with their faces covered, entered the Drunken Ship pub and attacked some English supporters. Some of them were injured in the raid, one injury being particular serious.
"Thanks to testimonies and images taken from some cameras in the area, the commissariat of Trevi was able to identify two of the participants.
"The superintendent of Roma, Fulvio Della Rocca, has considered the circumstances of the facts and issued the two fans with (the ban) for a duration of five years."