De Rossi banned for three games
November 13, 2012
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent
De Rossi, 29, was sent off for punching Lazio's Stefano Mauri during the 3-2 away loss and the Lega Calcio, in a disciplinary announcement on Tuesday, confirmed he will be unavailable for three games.
Speaking after the match, Federico Balzaretti defended his team-mate De Rossi, saying the midfielder should not be made a scapegoat following his dismissal.