Lazio Furious With Local Health Authority in Rome, Suggesting Double Standards

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic / Serbia

Lazio are furious with the Local Health Authority (Azienda Sanitaria Locale; ASL) in Rome, relating to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s positive Covid-19 diagnosis, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Rome based newspaper Il Messaggero.

While Italian striker Ciro Immobile seems to have finally recovered and will be at the club’s disposal, coach Simone Inzaghi will have to prepare for his team’s upcoming matches without the Serbian midfielder.

The player tested positive for Covid-19 after the outbreak in his national team and, as a result, the player will now have to spend 10 days in isolation before returning to Rome.

Apart from Immobile, ASL Roma 1 did not prevent any of the Biancocelesti’s players from joining their respective countries for the international break, despite being pressed by each respective Federation to do so.

This is contrary to what happened with Roma’s players at ASL Roma 3; after Edin Dzeko tested positive, all players on the team were barred from leaving the country to play in the international matches.

This meant that Lazio had to send players like Milinkovic-Savic to their respective national teams, putting them at risk for either injuries or Covid-19.

Considering that the two offices are located in the same city, Lazio is questioning the decisions that were made by the local health authority in Rome, as they were not put in the same position and feel unfairly treated.