Roma draws with Verona on the weekend, later a word of some administrative irregularities about the officially submitted Roma roster began to make rounds. Players are either senior or U-22 players on any given roster. Diawara, who turned 23 in July, was named the latter.
Prior to the match, Roma was made aware of this clerical error and was unable to make the necessary changes, according to Chiesaditotti.
And a few moments ago, the league made official what we were afraid of: Roma’s 0-0 draw will now be officially registered as a 3-0 defeat to Verona.
On the grounds that it was not done with malice of forethought or to gain any competitive advantage, Roma is likely to appeal the decision, given that the club still had four empty senior slots on its 25-man roster last weekend.