Sunday November 18 2012
Moratti: 'Refs penalising Inter!'

President Massimo Moratti broke the club’s media silence to accuse referees of “penalising” Inter and made references to Calciopoli.

The patron, Coach Andrea Stramaccioni and players were furious after today’s 2-2 draw with Cagliari, in which Andrea Ranocchia appeared to be tripped just inside the box by Davide Astori.

“For the last three games in a row we have been penalised. Fortunately, we won in Turin thanks to the grace of God anyway,” blasted Moratti on Mediaset Premium.

“I do not like the attitude of the referees and today they stopped us from getting our result. I cannot stay silent, as I have to point out certain injustices.

“It is a great shame and I would hate to return to certain situations of the past. Let’s not joke around here, the penalty was clear as day. You journalists need to analyse these incidents.

“I am irritated by certain pundits who try to save face by saying it wasn’t a penalty. Some entertain themselves by pretending it wasn’t a penalty, but if that’s not a spot-kick then I don’t know what is.”

Moratti was asked whether there was some sort of conspiracy against Inter, as he had referred to Calciopoli.

“There is no design against us, it’s just that the referees are incapable of doing their jobs properly. If that weren’t the case, then it would be even more stupid.”

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