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La Repubblica: Roma Is A Mess, Everyone Hates Each Other

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Who knew?

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This seems like something you can say every single day regarding this year’s incarnation of Associazione Sportiva Roma, but man is there a lot of crazy stuff going on. If you thought Roma being rejected by Antonio Conte, Gian Piero Gasperini, and most likely Maurizio Sarri was bad, La Repubblica has unearthed explosive information on the tempestuous vibes surrounding Trigoria. Although the report was promptly denied by Jim Pallotta and Roma management (here comes that cry of fake news once again), here’s a link to the report published by La Repubblica on the chaos surrounding the club.

With its main source being an email from Ed Lippie to Jim Pallotta, the two journalists behind the article paint a worrying picture of a backstabbing environment at Giallorossi headquarters. Veteran players (supposedly Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Kostas Manolas, and, get this, Daniele De Rossi) pushed for the sacking of Monchi, Eusebio Di Francesco, and Francesco Totti. In terms of explosive reports, Capitano Futuro pushing for the sacking of Er Pupone can’t really be topped, can it?

Why did these “senators” want Roma to clear house? Reportedly, they despised EDF’s tactics and his Zeman-esque love of running; they despised Monchi because he was a narcissist and didn’t reinforce for the 4-3-3; and they wanted Totti out because they didn’t like him in the dressing room and he was too close to Di Francesco. In what seems like a contradiction to me, the report also indicates that De Rossi was annoyed by Roma cleaning house after losing to Porto; he wanted Monchi and Di Francesco gone, but not his friends Del Vescovo and Stefanini, who were members of the medical team.

I’d be lying if I said I completely understand what’s going on at Trigoria right now, but I think it’s safe to say that nobody completely understands what’s going on there at the moment. At this point, the best Romanisti can hope for is a total clean slate starting in the fall.