Sunday September 2 2012
Pozzo: 'Ref ruined the game'

Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo was furious with the referee after their 4-1 defeat to Juventus. “He ruins games and has done it to us before.”

The match was transformed after just 12 minutes when Zeljko Brkic was sent off for a challenge on Sebastian Giovinco, though it seemed a harsh straight red.

“We have this referee who already came here twice. Last time he sent off Gokhan Inler for a debatable reaction foul. It’s a shame, as he has no balance and ruins games.

“Juventus winning in Udine can happen, but deciding the match after 15 minutes does nobody any favours, including Juve.

“The red card was completely unnecessary. Before making a decision like that, it requires a little common sense and balance.

“Every time this referee comes here, he ruins games. These are Serie A officials, why is it not possible for them to evaluate things correctly. A penalty was understandable, but why the red card?”