Osvaldo suspended for hitting teammate
Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo has reportedly been fined and suspended for 10 days by the club after striking teammate Erik Lamela across the face.
According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, the incident occurred after Friday’s loss to Udinese when Osvaldo, angered by a wayward pass from Lamela during the match, reacted badly to the youngster throwing a plastic water bottle.
On Roma’s official TV channel general manager Franco Baldini says, ”it was a lack of respect from Osvaldo to a teammate and, on the request of the coach, the player will be punished.”
Osvaldo and Lamela apologized to each other and their teammates at training on Sunday. Osvaldo’s suspension meant he did not take part in the training session.