Tuesday October 22 2019
Balotelli furious with Dessena injury

Mario Balotelli has expressed his fury after the VAR did not intervene before Brescia teammate Daniele Dessena was stretchered off.

Dessena was in tears as he left Brescia’s 0-0 draw with Fiorentina last night on a stretcher, risking a double break in the right leg he broke four years ago.

However, the incident came about after a collision with Erick Pulgar, who looked to catch his opponent’s ankle.

That promoted Balotelli to write an Instagram post, captioning a frame of Pulgar’s challenge with ‘VAR?’

The video referee chose not to consult referee Giampaolo Calvarese for a review, so the Fiorentina midfielder went unpunished.

Dessena will undergo tests on Tuesday to determine the extent of the damage he has sustained.

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