The priority of Italian football, these days, is to organize the ‘phase 2’ of the coronavirus emergency and try to resume the competitions in June, something that sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora still does not see feasible. However, yesterday the statements of Giuseppe Pecoraro unearthed the controversy of Inter-Juventus 2017/18, decisive match for Vecchia Signora’s seventh consecutive scudetto after an exciting fight with Naples.The former FIGC prosecutor was widely criticized for not having considered, in his interview, that Pjanic’s non-expulsion, due to a possible double yellow card, It is a circumstance that is not foreseen in the VAR protocol and that, therefore, the recordings on that play simply do not exist.. The matter, however, has not been closed here. According to the ‘Corriere dello Sport’, the events reported by Pecoraro in his statements with ‘Il Mattino’, They will end in a complaint that will be presented to the Milan prosecutors for territorial jurisdiction (it was played in San Siro) and in Rome., headquarters of the Italian Football Federation and the Italian Association of Referees. That investigation will serve just to clarify if the recordings of the dialogues between the referee and the VAR room were manipulated, something that at the moment is only a hypothesis.The Roman newspaper, in addition, reveals the conversation between the braid Orsato and the VAR when Pjanic knocked Rafinha down during the second half of Inter-Juventus. Since a second yellow card is not included in their field of action, Valeri and Giallatini, VAR and AVAR, they gave the referee an “indirect suggestion”, telling his partner “it’s not red, it’s not red!”. The intention was to point out his failure (no one doubts that Pjanic deserved to be sent off for a double yellow card) avoiding the rigid protocol: Orsato did not accept the suggestion of his teammates and that cost him the worst night of his career. In fact, despite being one of the best referees in Serie A, he has not refereed an Inter match since then..
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