Sunday November 20 2011
Cagliari rage at 'pro-Inter' ref

Cagliari are furious with the officials after their defeat to Inter. “The referee was neutral for the last three minutes...”

Thiago Motta’s breakthrough goal was clearly offside in the 2-1 result at San Siro on Saturday.

“The referee was neutral for the last three minutes...” mused Radja Nainggolan. “The first goal was offside and the 2-0 came straight after we were denied a clear penalty.”

Teammate Davide Biondini was also angry with the officiating at the Stadio Meazza.

“Once again we lost points thanks to refereeing errors and that is certainly annoying. Without those mistakes, the game could’ve gone a different way.”

Defender Michele Canini could not hide his disgust at the situation.

“Inter are strong even without having the referees on their side. On the 1-0 there were three players in offside positions.”

Cagliari President Massimo Cellino joined in the chorus of disapproval.

“It might be a coincidence, but at the moment the referees are always getting it wrong against us. Even if there were things we could’ve done better, it is a shame to lose this way, as we did not deserve it.”

However, Claudio Ranieri responded to Coach Davide Ballardini’s claim Inter “always” get the rub of the green at San Siro.

“Thiago Motta’s offside was the first incident to go our way all season. Perhaps Ballardini has been abroad recently and hasn’t seen what has been happening to Inter.”

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