Tuesday April 9 2013
Serie A referees 'suspended'

There are reports that referees Paolo Tagliavento and Andrea Gervasoni will be ‘suspended’ from Serie A games for a month after controversial decisions this weekend.

According to La Repubblica, refereeing designator Stefano Braschi has opted to punish the pair after hitting the headlines in Week 31.

Tagliavento officiated Fiorentina 2-2 Milan, which saw Nenad Tomovic given a very harsh red card for an elbow on Stephan El Shaarawy, while one of the Viola’s penalties was dubious and Facundo Roncaglia escaped with a handling offence in the box.

Gervasoni was lambasted by Inter after the 4-3 home defeat to Atalanta, as he awarded a penalty for a non-existent Walter Samuel handling offence.

President of the Lega Serie A Maurizio Beretta told Gr Parlamento radio “these mistakes are unacceptable. We urge the refereeing authorities to ensure the utmost preparation, form and concentration in this decisive phase of the season.”