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Roma fans on Twitter: Destro also sank the Titanic

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Roma supporters have reacted sarcastically to the news that striking star Mattia Destro has been handed a four-game ban.

Mattia Destro's dream weekend against Cagliari has been tempered by the news that the Roma marksman has been handed a four-game ban for a punch.

Destro has been dogged by injury of late but last weekend he was back in action and showing why he has a strong case for being included in Italy's squad for the World Cup.

The 23-year-old scored a hat-trick to see Roma to a 3-1 win over Cagliari but video evidence reviewed after the game showed him punching Davide Astori.

The news was delivered that Destro would be handed a four-game ban, three games plus one for accumulation of yellow cards, which has shaken Roma and left fans incredulous.

Fans took to social media to protest under the hashtags #èstatodestro and #destrokiller, satirically blaming other incidents from history on Destro.

Destro was cited as the reason the Titanic sunk, the true perpetrator of the 9/11 attacks and the assassin of John F. Kennedy amongst many others.

The loss of Destro for four games is a big blow to Roma but also could be crucial in deciding which strikers Cesare Prandelli takes to Brazil.

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