Having performed greater than 600 occasions for the Italian aspect over 18 years, De Rossi might have anticipated a hero’s welcome on his return to the Stadio Olimpico for Sunday’s recreation towards Lazio.
Nonetheless, the 36-year-old Rome native employed a make-up artist to provide him a disguise and guarantee he might enter the Curva Sud — the part the place essentially the most fervent followers sit — with out being acknowledged.
“Here is what occurs when your husband decides to infiltrate the Curva Sud to satisfy his dream and see the derby,” she wrote.
“We misplaced a complete afternoon, hours of make up, traumatized the kids however he was blissful as a toddler. (I like you).”
Video footage on Twitter exhibits De Rossi waving a flag within the Curva Sud with followers round him none the wiser.
Roma and Lazio boast one of many fiercest rivalries in Italian soccer and the 2 groups couldn’t be separated Sunday, with the 1-1 draw ending Lazio’s run of 11 straight wins.