Fiorentina coach wants refereeing consistency
Vincenzo Montella has questioned the consistency of match officials after midfielder David Pizarro was sent off for disputing referee Andrea De Marco’s decision not to award Fiorentina an injury time penalty against Cagliari.
After the Italian coach also lost Juan Cuadrado and Mario Gomez to injuries he did insist that he would not disagree with the inability to award a penalty if it was simply a technical error, but consistency must be achieved to ensure credibility.
“Surely injuries are the worst part of the day, after a good game, I certainly hope they are mild and not as serious as they seem.
“Since coaching I have chosen not to comment on the decision of the officials and would like to stick to this, but to explain, I accept if it is a technical error but I do not accept the diversity of behaviour of certain players.
“Pizarro asked the referee what he was doing with a vulgar expression, but I’ve seen much worse behaviour by other players ignored by the officials.
“This thing I just cannot accept it but I need to vent. We should have uniformity in this, otherwise you will lose credibility, at least on behaviour.”
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