Bologna protest refereeing decisions including Venezia penalty

More clubs are making formal complaints to the Lega Serie A over the use of VAR, as Bologna have reportedly made their frustration known after a controversial penalty against Venezia.

The Rossoblu had been 3-2 up at the Stadio Penzo when the spot-kick was awarded for Gary Medel’s challenge on Mattia Aramu.

Aramu converted to equalise and Venezia went on to win 4-3.

The incident was particularly contentious because the referee stuck with his original decision to assign the penalty, even after he was called back by VAR for an on-field review.

According to the Corriere di Bologna newspaper, the club made its irritation known with a phone call between CEO Claudio Fenucci and refereeing designator Gianluca Rocchi.

It is believed that Fenucci outlined not only Bologna’s annoyance with that incident, but also what they considered to be dubious penalties awarded against them in matches with Napoli and Lazio, plus his demands for a spot-kick for a foul on Riccardo Orsolini against Bologna.

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