AS Roma’s Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi celebrates after successful the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg soccer match between AS Roma and FC Barcelona on the Olympic Stadium in Rome on April 10, 2018.
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Former Roma captain Daniele De Rossi snuck into the stands to look at the weekend’s Rome derby after getting a make-up artist to concoct a disguise for him, Italian media reported on Wednesday.
Numerous shops, together with Rome-based day by day Corriere Dello Sport, revealed a video of what seems to be the previous Italy worldwide within the Curva Sud part of the Stadio Olimpico, the place Roma’s hardcore followers stand, in a weird outfit that includes a faux nostril and glasses.
The individual singing together with the gang seems to be the identical because the one De Rossi turns into after a fancy make-up job revealed on the Instagram account of his spouse, London-born Italian actress Sarah Felberbaum.
“We lost an entire afternoon, hours of make-up and traumatised children, but he was happy like a little kid,” she wrote below the video.
De Rossi give up as a Roma participant in May after 18 years taking part in for his hometown staff, briefly turning out for Argentine giants Boca Juniors earlier than saying his retirement from the sport earlier this month.
In his farewell press convention, De Rossi mentioned that he would discover his approach into the stands on the Olimpico “with a beer and a sandwich to cheer on my friends”.
A World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, De Rossi received little in his time at Roma, lifting the Italian Cup in 2007 and 2008, however was an integral a part of groups that got here to inside one sport of beating Inter Milan to the Serie A title in 2008 and 2010.
Born and raised in Rome’s working-class seaside suburb Ostia, he stays a vastly widespread determine amongst Roma supporters, and together with fellow native boy, Francesco Totti was thought of the guts of the staff.