Repubblica: Milan will protest to president of referees about decisions in Fiorentina draw

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will reportedly make an official complaint to Marcello Nicchi, president of the Italian Association of Referees, regarding Saturday’s draw against Fiorentina.

The Rossoneri were left frustrated by two decisions during the 1-1 draw at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, which essentially cost the side a vital three points.

Ante Rebic’s deflected strike gave Milan the lead after Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a goal harshly ruled out for handball by VAR, and Dalbert saw red in the second half to extend the advantage for Stefano Pioli’s side.

However, with five minutes remaining the referee gave a penalty for what he adjudged to be a foul by Alessio Romagnoli on Patrick Cutrone inside the area. Erick Pulgar took the responsibility and netted to deny Milan the victory.

Both Pioli and director Paolo Maldini spoke out after the game to express their confusion at the decisions, while La Repubblica (via MilanLive) go one further with their report.

They claim that the anger of the aforementioned duo along with that of the fans – unleashed on social media – is struggling to subside.

The paper claims that the club will make its voice heard even in front of the president of the referees Marcello Nicchi, to try and get an explanation regarding the use (or lack thereof) of the technology.


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