Roma president fires back at Lazio's Claudio Lotito with club statement

Tuesday January 13th, 2015

Roma president James Pallotta has fired back at Lazio president Claudio Lotito for comments Lotito reportedly made about Roma's finances. 

According to Sportal, Lotito reportedly suggested that Roma director Mauro Baldissoni should learn to keep the "club's books in order." The alleged comment was seemingly a reference to the fact that Roma is currently under investigation by UEFA concerning Financial Fair Play regulations.

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On Tuesday, Pallotta released a statement in response to Lotito:

Lotito continues to make foolish and ignorant statements about our club's economics. Next time I come to Rome I will attempt to educate him on our strong and profitable financial position as I would speak to a young child (speaking slowly with as many one syllable words as possible).  If he still can’t figure it out, I give it up.

On Sunday, the two teams drew 2-2 in Serie A, and Lotito said afterwards that Roma will not win the league's title, according to Sportal. Roma is currently in second place in Serie A, three points behind leader Juventus and nine points ahead of third-place Lazio.  

- Molly Geary

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