Sunday October 28 2012
Pulvirenti: 'Juve harassed ref!'

Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti blamed Juventus for “disallowing the goal with their protests” and harassing the referees.

The Bianconeri won 1-0 in Sicily this afternoon, but Catania had scored first with a Gonzalo Bergessio goal that was at first awarded and then disallowed for an incorrect offside call 40 seconds later.

“This is the third incident against us. It happened with Parma, then Inter and now you all saw what happened today,” blasted Pulvirenti on Sky Sport Italia.

“What are we supposed to do? Sit back and passively accept these things? There are seven officials and nobody seems to notice anything.

“The linesman had given Bergessio’s goal, then disallowed it after the protests from the Juventus bench. This is more than mere psychological sublimation to bigger clubs, it is something more.

“The Juventus bench disallowed the goal with their protests. It is shameful that players who were warming up like Simone Pepe and Emanuele Giaccherini got the goal chalked off by harassing the linesman. Someone explain this to me!

"Mistakes can happen, but the real issue here is that the linesman had made a decision and changed his mind after being badgered and harassed by the Juventus bench."

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