ROME – The Giallorossi ultrà tried in Preston in England for the attack on Sean Cox, the Liverpool supporter ended up in a coma after the violent clashes before the Champions League semifinal, will have to serve three years in the English galleys. Filippo Lombardi was convicted of provoking violent unrest with another thirty Roman supporters, but not of having personally attacked Sean Cox, who is still semi-paralyzed.
According to Preston Crown Court, it would be another man – identified as N40 – to inflict on Cox the violent fist that sent him on the ground on April 24th. Another ultra involved in the incidents was arrested in Rome: the Preston Court is waiting for it to be extradited to try it.
A nailing Lombardi was a video in which it appears to wave a belt like a whip. But this was only worth his conviction for the less serious charge, since the images show another ultra in the act of hitting Cox.
The verdict was issued by a jury of six men and six women before the Preston Crown Court. "His actions and that of other Roman supporters have spotted the good name of football and threw shame on AS Roma," Justice Mark Brown said at the end of the hearing.
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