Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi spoke to Sky Sport following Roma’s 1-1 draw against Cagliari, which was filled with refereeing controversies.
“We are very, very bitter. It is not only this week that we have been wronged, it is a fact. We’re missing more than a few penalties our way. It seems that Roma or I have gone mad thinking that something has gone wrong from a refereeing point of view,” he said.
”Today, the referee had a bad attitude towards us from the very start. He did nothing but create tension in what was otherwise a calm game. The goal disallowed at the end is ridiculous. Ridiculous. It’s a contact that happens in the box all the time, there are hundreds of those in every game and you cannot disallowed a goal for that. Football is a contact sport, it’s not ballet made for little kids. It’s a man’s game and there’s contact involved. I’m mortified”.
Meanwhile, Roma president James Pallotta took to his official Twitter account to voice his displeasure at Davide Massa’s refereeing performance.
I’m not sure what game I watched today versus the ref. Incredible once again
— Jim Pallotta (@jimpallotta13) October 6, 2019