AC Milan defender Davide Calabria has expressed anger at referee Gianluca Manganiello’s decision to send him off in Sunday’s win over Hellas Verona.
The Rossoneri prevailed 1-0 victors in an ill-tempered encounter against the Gialloblu at the Stadio MarcAntonio Bentegodi – a game which included two red cards, a penalty and a goal disallowed by VAR.
Mariusz Stepinski was given his marching orders in the first half for a nasty tackle on Mateo Musacchio, but Milan struggled to break down their hosts.
That was until the 67th minute when Krzysztof Piatek scored the decisive goal from the spot after Hakan Calhanoglu had seen a shot blocked by the arm of Koray Gunter.
Nonetheless there was more drama, as Calabria saw red inside the final minute for an alleged clothesline on former Milan player Matteo Pessina, and Manganiello reached for the back pocket immediately.
Now, the full-back has hit out at the decision – which will see him miss Saturday’s Derby della Madonnina against Inter – via his Instagram account.
“”We needed to win and we did,” he said.
“But we will need to grow and improve. Personally, a lot of anger. A red was probably too much.
“That will force me to miss the derby, the most beautiful game. Forza Milan, always.”