Small Shareholders Association criticises ‘behaviour’ of referees towards Milan players

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s Small Shareholders Association have spoken out about the behaviour of referees towards the players in a brief statement on Twitter.

Milan have been involved in a number of contentious refereeing decisions already this season and although they top the charts in terms of penalties awarded, it must be noted that there are many games where the officials have needed VAR for help.

A prime example would be on Saturday night, when Brahim Diaz was brought down in the box by Andrea Belotti during the 2-0 win over Torino. Maresca did not believe it was worthy of a spot kick, but after checking the monitor he awarded a penalty.

Then, Maresca awarded a penalty to Torino as he adjudged that Simone Verdi was tripped by Sandro Tonali inside the area, but the replay clearly showed that the former had kicked the latter, and VAR once again had to intervene.

The association of small shareholders of AC Milan has published a message on Twitter regarding the behaviour of the referees towards the Rossoneri team.

“The Small Shareholders Association – APA Milan – observes with concern the behaviour of the referees towards Milan, in a crucial moment of the season, and invites the club to be heard in the appropriate places.”

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