ROME – A young referee has been attacked and slapped by some Virtus Olympia fans, after the Lazio promotion match against Atletico Torrenova (in San Basilio, Rome), the Italian Referees Association, this week will not send referees on the pitches for all matches scheduled in the region's amateur championships. This was decided by the president, Marcello Nicchi, who announced "a strong and determined position to solicit a moment of reflection on the part of everyone but also public opinion on the issue of violence in football".
"Yesterday there was another episode of violence against a referee – recalled the Hague note – that had been designated for the direction of a competition in the Lazio Promotion Championship, a region where there were already eight cases from beginning of the sports season. In the circumstances the young associate was attacked savagely and forced to resort to urgent hospital medical treatment, where he is still hospitalized, "adds Nicchi who says that" we will evaluate new and similar initiatives to the occurrence of any further episode of serious violence ".
The Federal President, the President of the LND and the Undersecretary for the Presidency of the Council with responsibility for Sport were informed about the general situation and the initiative in particular, concludes the Hague.
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