Roma-Feyenoord, maximum attention for the risk of Dutch fans

The Chief of Police, Giannini: “At the moment we have information about this possibility”

Maximum attention in view of Roma-Feyenoord, the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals scheduled at the Olimpico on Thursday 20 April 2023. In the first leg, Roma were defeated 1-0 by the Dutch.

On the occasion of Thursday’s match, the Prefecture of Rome ordered the closure of the away sector of the Stadio Olimpico and a ban on the sale of tickets to residents of the Netherlands for all the remaining sectors. But there are fears of the possible arrival of Dutch fans under false names. In 2015, a group of Feyenoord fans damaged the Barcaccia fountain in Piazza di Spagna.

There is no concern, there is assiduous and continuous contact with the Dutch authorities to get information. We have made contact with Federalberghi, everything necessary is being done to try to manage this situation,” he said the Chief of Police, Lamberto Gianniniresponding to the Rome-Feyenoord match, on the sidelines of the conference promoted by the Coisp police union ‘Security in Metropolitan Areas’.

And when asked if there is a risk of Dutch fans arriving under false names, Giannini added: “We currently have information about this possibility, we will see in the next few days but these are situations which, I am saying from experience, are taking shape day after day, I think that maximum attention will be needed, especially on Wednesday. There is maximum attention from the prefecture and the police headquarters and also from the public safety department for give adequate reinforcements to handle everything“.