Roma fans unveil banner for injured Kevin Strootman ‘A Gladiator must always be honoured, Daje Kevin’

Roma last week lost brilliant Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman to an Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear.

The young Dutchman will miss the rest of the season and the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

Roma fans unveiled a banner of support for a player who has already become a fan’s favourite within his first season at the club.

The banner, which was unveiled before the game against Udinese, read ‘A Gladiator must always be honoured, Daje Kevin’.

‘Daje’ is an exclusive word from the dialect of Rome, basically meaning ‘forza’ or ‘come on’

Kevin Strootman