Roma are ‘under investigation from federal prosecutors over the behaviour of their players and anti-sporting chants’ against fierce rivals Lazio during bus parade celebrating Europa Conference League glory
- Roma beat Feyenoord on Wednesday to win the first Europa Conference League
- They celebrated in style with a bus parade, attended by thousands of supporters
- The Serie A side are reportedly under investigation from federal prosecutors
- Several players joined in with chants and held up banners mocking rivals Lazio
Roma are reportedly under investigation from federal prosecutors for anti-sporting chants and the behaviour of their players following their bus parade celebrating Europa Conference League glory.
The Serie A side clinched their first trophy in 14 years after beating Feyenoord 1-0 thanks to Nicolo Zaniolo’s 32nd minute strike.
Wild celebrations followed on Thursday as Roma paraded the trophy around the city in front of of thousands of supporters.
During the bus parade, several players taunted fierce rivals Lazio by joining in chants ridiculing their city neighbours while also holding up banners.
Though no details have been published, Roma are under investigation for ‘anti-sporting’ behaviour, according to Football Italia.
There was incredible scenes in Rome to mark the club’s Europa Conference League victory
Goalscorer Nicolo Zaniolo joined chants demanding Lazio fans to ‘change the channel’
Goalscorer Zaniolo joined chants demanding Lazio fans to ‘change the channel’, while Marash Kumbulla held up a sign mocking the club’s rival.
Giallorossi fans also started a chant of ‘Whoever doesn’t jump supports Lazio’ and manager Jose Mourinho was seen singing along.
Roma’s bus was given a police escort and the players looked to be in a jubilant mood with a number of them seen dancing to music blasting out in the streets.
Zaniolo was among a number of players who took their took their t-shirts off and threw them into the crowd.
English stars Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham were seen to be enjoying themselves as they were pictured on the bus with wide smiles on their faces after winning their first trophies for the club.
Thousands of fans were in the streets of Rome to greet their heroes during the parade
Roma fans let off flares during the parade which finished with a stage presentation
The parade ended with a stage presentation where the trophy was displayed to the fans in attendance.
Portuguese boss Mourinho broke down in tears after securing the continental title, and was mobbed by his joyous stars, who sprayed him with water, danced around and sung ‘campiones, campiones, olé, olé, olé’.
After the game, Mourinho told Sky Sports Italia: ‘There are so many things going through my head. So many things at the same time. I’ve been at Roma for 11 months, I realised the moment I arrived what it mean, they were waiting for this. As I told the lads in the locker room in Turin, we did what we needed to do.
‘This was not work tonight, this was history. We had to write history. We wrote it. The Conference League is a competition that we had the sensation from the start we could win, but it got a stronger competition when the Europa League teams came in, Leicester City, Olympique Marseille and Feyenoord. We put so much into this.
Jose Mourinho reiterated his intentions to stay at Roma following their European glory
The victory over Feyenoord sealed Roma’s first European trophy victory in 60 years
‘Now I am staying, there are no doubts. Even if some rumours emerge, I only want to remain at Roma.
‘We must understand what our owners, who are fantastic people, want to do next season, we can build a really strong project with honest professionals.
‘Of course I feel like a Romanista… I am fan of Porto, Inter, Chelsea, I am crazy about Real Madrid, I am now a Roma fan, I belong to all those clubs because we had these moments together. Tonight, with all due respect for all the clubs I worked for before, I am 100 per cent Romanista, because these fans are truly incredible.’