Thursday January 6 2011
Catania: 'Ref scored brace for Roma...'

Catania President Antonino Pulvirenti was furious with the referee and linesmen after their 4-2 defeat. “They scored a brace for Roma…”

The Elefantini claimed John Arne Riise's cross had already gone out of play for Marco Borriello's equaliser and that Mirko Vucinic was offside in the 3-2 goal.

“Our Coach, Marco Giampaolo, is not speaking to the media because he risks getting a fine as well as the damage we suffered on the field today,” said the patron.

“At the end of the game I told the referee that he and his assistants had scored a brace for Roma. With all likelihood I will be suspended for saying that, but I accept that.

“You see, I know that we have to stay within the rules. The only people who didn't stay within the rules today were the referee and linesmen.

“Quite apart from those goals, there was also an error during a Maxi Lopez chance when we were still on level terms.

“It was an open game and we wanted to face Roma with all guns blazing. We put in a great performance, up until the refereeing errors decided the match.”

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