Tottenham Hotspur’s Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini was left shocked at the news that English fans were attacked while in Rome on Wednesday night and has asked the Italian FA to use England as a role model.
Two Spurs fans were left in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked by Italian football thugs before Tottenham’s game with Lazio and Cudicini feels UEFA need to step in.
“I think England can become a role model for all nations on this,” Cudicini told The Sun.
“It’s a country that should be looked at, in terms of how we look to solve the hooligan problems.
“I remember when I was playing in Italy we were looking at England like it was a very dangerous place to go and so I found it quite strange that now it’s the opposite.
“There are not a lot of incidents in England and the English stadiums have places for families to go and for children to come and watch matches.
“I read it on the internet and I was shocked.
“I can imagine people travelling to Rome to have a look at the city and watch the game but then suddenly find out there are other people out there trying to almost kill you.
“If this keeps happening then UEFA has to do something, because I can’t think about Italy as a dangerous place to come. If this keeps happening then something has to be done.”