Immobile, shameful aggression


By: Manu Tournoux

Lazio executive and Italian international, Ciro Immobile was attacked this Friday with his wife and son, by supporters of the Roman club.

Times have been tough for Lazio in recent weeks. While having an interesting season, the Roman club has started suffering a series of defeats since the end of February. With several direct consequences: elimination in the round of 16 of the Champions League against Bayern Munich despite a victory in the first leg, decline in the Serie A standings, and dismissal of coach Maurizio Sarri. On Friday, the tension rose again and went beyond the limits of football since Ciro Immobile and his family were attacked.

The information was relayed by the lawyers of the Lazio striker, his club’s top scorer this season in the league (6 goals). “ Ciro Immobile, his wife Jessica and his four-year-old son Mattia, were verbally and physically attacked by a group of people in front of their son’s school. » In this same press release, the Italian media were directly blamed: “ This unfortunately follows incitement to hatred encouraged by part of the press and journalists through their social networks, who spread motives of hatred against Ciro Immobile, reporting facts that do not correspond to reality. »

Multiple assaults

Representatives of the transalpine international also indicated that criminal proceedings would be initiated against the authors of various media deemed responsible for defamation of Ciro Immobile. In their articles, the latter insinuated in particular that the footballer was at the origin of the sidelining of Maurizio Sarri by Lazio. For its part, the club from the Italian capital gave its support to its player, through a press release, describing “ disturbing and unacceptable», the attacks of which Immobile was the victim (the player was also pushed on Wednesday in the street, while his wife was insulted the next day, reported RMC).

In the meantime, Lazio Rome will have to react quickly. If it remains on three defeats in a row in the championship, Mattéo Guendouzi’s team can still hope to hold on to Europe at the end of the season. But she will have to win today against Frosinone (8:45 p.m., 29th day). Ninth in the Serie A standings, Lazio is seven points behind sixth place, synonymous with the last European ticket.

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