Referees chiefs are said to be ‘annoyed’ by Maurizio Sarri’s claims against VAR and have judged Lazio–Napoli ref Simone Sozza and Daniele Chiffi, the Milan derby’s match official, positively.
The Lazio boss was very disappointed with Sozza’s officiating in last night’s 2-1 loss against Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico and was furious in the final minutes when VAR did not intervene, as Mario Rui seemed to raise an elbow to Manuel Lazzari’s face inside the penalty area.
“Either those in the VAR booth are bad at their jobs, or the other alternative is very worrying,” the Tuscan tactician told Sky Sport Italia.
“I think action needs to be taken, serious action needs to be taken by the refereeing hierarchy.”
The ex-Napoli and Juventus boss continued saying: “It’s like the referees saw us against Bologna, decided they were going to clamp down on us and made that clear from the start. These are the consequences.”
However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, referees’ chiefs have a different opinion and believe Sozza did a good job at the Stadio Olimpico yesterday. The same goes for Chiffi in the Milan derby.
No official statement has been released by AIA (The Italian Referees Federation), but an informal reaction has leaked through La Gazzetta dello Sport. Referees chiefs are described as ‘surprised’ and ‘annoyed’ by Sarri’s claims.
Lazio have earned eight points in the first five games of the season and will make their Europa League debut against Feyenoord on Thursday.
6 Comments on “Referees’ chiefs annoyed by Sarri’s claims and issue judgment on Lazio-Napoli and Milan derby officials”
Since when an elbow in the face is not a penalty, AIA ?
Lazio need to stop crying and focus on regrouping their depleted squad, the season is long.
We are not crying we are stating the facts my friend, forzariomma.
@giadino del cazzo The fact is Lazio lost and you’re blaming the ref, stop crying and focus on upcoming Europa Lge game. You guys need to stop relying on Roma to carry you in the UEFA coefficient.
@ahahhaahahahaha you make my day with your comments, you are so funny!
Maurizio, go and have a cigarette with @I giardini di marzo and calm your nerves.