There were two penalty shouts during the 1-0 home loss at the Stadio Bentegodi this evening.
“I don’t like to talk about referees, but when you have a series of incidents like we saw against Monza and tonight, we really are just dumbfounded,” Verona coach Salvatore Bocchetti told DAZN.
“They are damaging our season, that seems clear. With the arm so outstretched, it seems like madness not to give a penalty.”
Bocchetti then continued his complaints in the press conference.
“It’s the third time. They sent off a player against Monza who should’ve just been booked, tonight there’s a clear penalty not given, on another with two high boots they suggest a review.
“Enough, we are tired. Are we being taken for a ride? Are we the laughing stock of the League? They should at least let us know. How is it possible that Danilo with his arm out like that is not a penalty?”
This was nonetheless the ninth consecutive Serie A defeat for Verona, who face Spezia in a relegation dogfight on Sunday afternoon.
“We must be strong mentally and recover all the energy we can for Sunday, because there’s a good chunk of our Serie A safety at stake.”