The Italian referee association has responded to the events that took place last night in Cremona as Jose Mourinho accused fourth official Marco Serra of verbally provoking him, resulting in a red card and suspension for the Portuguese technician.
An official statement was released by AIA to ANSA today, claiming there is no audio evidence that would suggest misconduct on the part of Serra who stood on the touchline near Roma’s bench.
“The fourth official is usually not recorded because his voice and background noises would interfere with the audio of the referee and the men supervising the VAR.”
“The recording only takes place if the fourth official pushes the button and activates the mechanism, but yesterday evening this did not happen. Thus, there are no audio recordings available.”