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Roma to be taken to court

Roma's decision to terminate their contract with Kappa due to "serious defects" has led the kit manufacturer to announce plans to take the Serie A club to court.

On Saturday the Giallorossi released a statement announcing they would be cutting ties with Kappa due to the poor quality of material supplied.

It read: "In consideration of the serious defects found in the technical material and the line of clothing produced by BASIC ITALIA SpA for the 2012-13 season, the A.S. Roma SpA board of directors have decided to cancel the contract with the technical sponsor with immediate effect due to BASIC ITALIA's non-performance of contractual obligations.

"The board of directors reserve the right to pursue A.S. Roma's best interests through the appropriate channels. The A.S. Roma team will continue to wear the technical material with the Kappa brand until the end of the current season."

By Saturday, however, the company which now owns the Kappa brand - BasicNet SpA - had issued a statement of their own as president Marco Boglione criticised the actions of the Roma owners when speaking to Italian news agency ANSA.

He told them: "For over a year the Americans now in charge of Roma have declared their intention to terminate the contract with us. The reasons they gave with regards to the quality of material are nothing more than excuses which will be torn apart by the judges. Unfortunately, from Monday our rapport with the club will be only through the courts."

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