Wednesday September 26 2018
‘Ref was Inter’s best player!’

Fiorentina President Mario Cognigni claimed ‘the referee was Inter’s best player’ after his club’s 2-1 defeat at San Siro.

Inter opened the scoring on Tuesday through what Fiorentina deemed to be a controversial penalty, and Cognigni added to the Viola’s anger, accusing Paolo Mazzoleni of being ‘one-sided’ and an ‘attention-seeking monster’.

“It was a beautiful game, but without the referee there would’ve been more respect between the two teams and more of a spectacle,” he said after the game.

“Mazzoleni’s officiating was inadequate, provocative and one-sided. He was Inter’s best player.

“We had a great game, but VAR only creates attention-seeking monsters.”

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