UEFA Euro 2020: Italian football team on the bus in Rome.© AFP
The current prefect of Rome, Matteo Piantedosi, said that after the victory of the Euro 2020 in Italy, the parade of open buses in Italy was not allowed. Italy ended England’s dream of winning the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday (local time). Azzurri beat England 3-2 on penalties in the 90th minute of normal action and ended in a 1-1 draw in extra time. Italian director Roberto Mancini on Monday took the trophy to the streets of Rome with all his teammates, but it is now clear that the team was denied permission to roam the city due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“We were denied permission to celebrate Italy’s victory in the European Championship on the open bus, but the treaties were not respected,” Rome’s prefect Piantedosi told Corriere della Serra, Goal.com reported.
“Last Friday we called a committee for order and security. I agreed on the line with Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese and police chief Lamberto Giannini,” he added.
Speaking about the incident, Piantedosi said: “The meeting was to decide exactly what to do and that’s why we also participated directly with FIGC, asking national team athletes for permission to take an open bus ride around Rome, but it was clearly not possible. We said we couldn’t allow it. “
Piantedosi also said that the Parade was allowed to move forward to prevent public disorder. Thousands of fans flocked to show the final victory of the Heroes of their country.
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