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Roma could face a stadium ban after their supporters held up banners with anti-Semitic slogans during the 3-0 win over Livorno in Serie A at the weekend.

The club coach Luciano Spalletti immediately sought to distance the club from its fans.

“I’m absolutely against anyone who tries to bring politics into the stadiums,” Spalletti told Corriere dello Sport on Monday.

“It should remain outside.”

The mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni added: “Rome is the city of the deportation of the Jews, the city of the Fosse Ardeatine (the site where German soldiers killed Jews during the Second World War). We cannot tolerate behaviour of this kind.”

Roma narrowly avoided a stadium ban earlier this season after a bottle hit the referee at the end of the derby match with Lazio.

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