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The hard way, the Lazio way

February 5, 2012 - 12:28am

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PICTURE: AFP

From gladiatorial times, Roman sports fans have always been the most demanding of them all.

In the Eternal City, mere victory is never enough.

Back in the days when the Coliseum was the place to be every Sunday, even winners could be sent to death... unless they pleased the crowd.

You get the feeling that – if they could – fans of Lazio and Roma would still demand the Emperor issue a "thumbs down", or death sentence, upon their teams unless those in the terraces were completely satisfied with the show.

If that were the case, Edoardo Reja's Lazio would have been fed to the Lions just two games into the season.

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