Totti thanks Roma fans for support after difficult week

Francesco Totti has thanked Roma fans for supporting him after his dismissal in the Coppa Italia final.

Francesco Totti has thanked Roma fans for supporting him after his dismissal in the Coppa Italia final.

The 33-year-old viciously kicked Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli from behind, sparking outrage across Italy.

Speaking after Sunday's 2-1 win over Cagliari, which keeps the title race alive, Totti said: “I dedicate my brace to all the people who have been close to me.

“The Olimpico was really magnificent. There was so much affection for me in a moment that was really difficult.

“I thank you with all my heart. I thank the colours that have always been close to me and the many people who wear the Roma shirt today.

“To you, my team-mates and all of those people who live for Roma, I say only one thing: we believe until the end.”

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