Corsi: ‘Empoli don’t call referees’ chiefs’

by | Oct 28, 2021 14:46

Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi is still upset for a penalty kick not awarded to the Tuscans against Inter: ‘We don’t call referees’ chiefs, but I assume somebody else does it.’

Empoli suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Inter yesterday, but their coach Aurelio Andreazzoli complained about a penalty kick not being awarded to his team in the first half.

Danilo D’Ambrosio seemed to clip Nedim Bajrami’s heel in the penalty area, but the referee waved play on and VAR did not intervene. Inter took the lead on the counter-attack.

“If VAR see a clear and obvious error, I ask myself why do they not help the referee? That is what they are there for,” Andreazzoli said.

“Honestly, even my four-year-old grandson Tommaso could see that was a penalty. I saw it on a phone when I went back into the locker room at the final whistle and was shocked when I saw the replay.

Empoli president Corsi continued to protest and went even beyond.

“I am sorry because referees are good guys, and I saw they were sorry after the game. It’s nothing new to me,” he told

“We’ve played 11-12 seasons in Serie A and these incidents happen all the time.

“We don’t call referees’ chiefs, but I assume somebody else does it.

“Last year the federal president named a person in charge to talk with clubs. Last year it was Gianluca Rocchi who is now the designator. There isn’t a person with a similar role today.”

Patrick Cutrone Andrea Pinamonti


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