The Mayor of Benevento has hit out at “scandalous refereeing” in the 2-0 defeat to Inter. “It’s not possible to tolerate such injustice.”
Le Streghe are at the foot of the table in their first ever Serie A campaign, but out-played the Nerazzurri for long periods at San Siro.
Roberto Gagliardini was not even booked for a studs-up tackle on Sandro in the opening stages and Benevento were denied a penalty for Andrea Ranocchia’s challenge on Danilo Cataldi.
“Pairetto’s refereeing performance last night at San Siro was truly ignoble and scandalous,” said Mayor of Benevento Clemente Mastella.
“It is no longer possible to tolerate such injustice, nor continue to see VAR used so ‘half-heartedly’ when it comes to less prestigious teams.
“The level of facetious commentary from some television pundits and commentators has also now reached levels that are incredible and no longer tolerable.
“If this is football, then frankly it’s better that Serie A is played only by clubs owned by Chinese companies, Americans and Canadians, so the rest can play in their own League.”