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Roma president James Pallotta Fined €450 For Fountain Leap After Beating Barcelona

Roma president James Pallotta has agreed to pay a fine of 450 euros [£392] after jumping into a fountain to celebrate their astonishing victory over Barcelona.

James Pallotta joined the fans to celebrate on the streets after the match and was later filmed leaping into the fountain on Rome’s Piazza del Popolo

Unfortunately, it’s against the law to jump into said fountains, meaning that it wasn’t long before the 60-year-old was forced to apologise to the city’s mayor and pay a fine of €450 (approx £390).

00:00: #ASRoma President Pallotta celebrates 3-0 win by jumping in Piazza del Popolo fountain.

09:00: Pallotta fined €450 for jumping in fountain.

15:00: Pallotta apologises, pays fine & donates €230,000 to fix fountain in front of Pantheon.

Don’t jump in fountains kids! 🤣 pic.twitter.com/IBHwylgw82

— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 11, 2018

“There was no point where I thought I shouldn’t have done it,” Pallotta told the BBC World Football Show.

“I have a history of going one step too far, going all the way back to college, so it didn’t faze me at all.”

Unprompted, the Roma boss also donated €230,000 (£199,196) to put towards the maintenance and restoration of the Fontana del Pantheon in the middle of Rome.

“I thought, ‘why not start a thing called fix a fountain?’ If you jump in one you have to buy or fix one,” he added.

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