Monday October 29 2012
Marotta defends Juventus in ref storm

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has rubbished claims that they are in charge of some sort of refereeing conspiracy.

The Old Lady have been placed in the middle of a storm after Catania had a good goal disallowed on Sunday, while Juve won the game with a strike that should have been ruled out.

“I agree with the analysis of refereeing mistakes,” Marotta told Radio Anch’Io Sport on Monday morning.

“There have been mistakes and there will be mistakes, but I do not accept the allegations being thrown at us.

“Or the insinuations that we got the referee to change his decision. I do not want to hear about any kind of plot and I intend to defend the world Juventus.

“And who is to say that Catania’s goal, had it been awarded, would have decided the outcome of the game?”

Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti is still furious at the events of Sunday’s game where he feels Juventus’ bench persuaded the officials to disallow the home team’s goal.

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