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Monday October 3 2011
Moratti: 'We hold no grudges'

Massimo Moratti has called Italian referee Stefano Braschi's defence of referee Gianluca Rocchi reasonable, and rejected talk of a conspiracy.

The President returned to commenting on Saturday night's controversy that surrounded Rocchi's officiating of the Inter-Napoli tie.

The President was heavily critical of the official's influence on proceedings in the immediate aftermath of the game, whilst Braschi defended Rocchi on radio on Monday.

Moratti took time to respond to Braschi's words, and looked to cool the atmosphere somewhat.

"I heard what he had to say and the designator's expressions seem reasonable. Last year I commended the referee and I hope to do the same thing again this year.

"The game against Napoli was distorted, but there is no grudge because it is the responsibility of everyone.

"There is always a sense of responsibility from us, and from the Federarzione to be very careful because this could be a beautiful game, and instead [on Saturday] it was not.

"I do not think the officiating is a response to the events of Calciopoli. As a reaction, it would be childish.

"I do not want to talk about conspiracies, there are no prerequisites for the time being to think about things like that."

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