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Roma fined by UEFA for ballboy’s time-wasting vs Shakhtar Donetsk

  • Facundo Ferreyra reacted angrily to a ball boy on Tuesday night
  • He shoved him over an advertising hoarding for holding onto the ball
  • The incident provoked a fiery exchange between both sets of players
  • UEFA have now fined Roma for the time-wasting caused by the ballboy 

Roma have been charged by UEFA for adjudged time-wasting by a ballboy during their Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk.

The boy was pushed over an advertising board by Shakhtar player Facundo Ferreyra after delaying the return of the ball late in Roma’s 1-0 win on Tuesday.

The Shakhtar man felt the boy held on to the ball for far too long, to the detriment of his side’s efforts to remain in European football’s elite competition.

Roma have been fined for bal boy time-wasting during their Champions League aggregate win

Facundo Ferreyra reacted angrily to a ball boy holding onto the ball for too long

Facundo Ferreyra reacted angrily to a ball boy holding onto the ball for too long

As he finally returned the ball from the touchline Ferreyra shoved him over a barrier

As he finally returned the ball from the touchline Ferreyra shoved him over a barrier

Players from both teams clashed and Ferreyra was shown a yellow card, before later going on to apologise on via Shakhtar’s club Twitter account.

UEFA says the case relates to disciplinary rules governing ethical conduct and sportsmanship by all club staff.

Roma have also been charged for fans lighting and throwing fireworks during the match.

The Italian club advanced to the quarterfinals on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score. 

Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk players clashed following the actions of Ferreyra

Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk players clashed following the actions of Ferreyra



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