Fiorentina vented their fury at the referees after the 1-1 draw with Chievo, as director Daniele Pradè insisted they “have objectively cost us points.”
The Viola had a clear penalty denied for a Bostjan Cesar tackle on Facundo Roncaglia.
“We have set up a Fiorentina side with a precise identity, able to play great and attacking football. Our two players who were on yellow cards, Roncaglia and David Pizarro, were duly booked so they’ll be suspended against Roma.
“I can’t understand how we always end up full of yellow cards… Controversial refereeing decisions have objectively cost us points.
“Fair play is one of our guiding principles, but we don’t want to get the reputation of a team who never say anything when incidents go against us. We have attacking play and do not feel we are being protected by the referees.”
Fiorentina midfielder Cristian Llama, who was injured for the game, also criticised the officials via Twitter.
“My goodness, how bad are Italian referees! It’s one worse than the next! Not to talk about the assistants…”