Referee Marco Serra is the centre of a storm after his controversial decision during last night’s game between AC Milan and Spezia likely cost the home side all three points.
This morning’s edition of il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) talks about Serra’s mistake as ‘serious, very heavy and unacceptable at certain levels’. The decision to not play an advantage for a foul on Rebic therefore ruling out a goal scored by Messias in the final minutes of the game cannot go unpunished, but the problem is nothing will now directly compensate Milan.
Stefano Pioli and the Milan squad took the blow with style, without screaming or shouting scandal. The referee realised the mistake that he made and according to what was reported by the well-known newspaper, he was even in tears after the match.
Those who saw him at the end of the games, away from the cameras, described Serra as in shock and Ibrahimovic, along with four or five of his team-mates, even consoled him in the dressing room. It was a fitting gesture from an experienced player who understood the young referee’s moment, which will likely be costly in terms of a suspension.