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Nov 17 2002, 03:20 PM
ROMAN ANGER SPARKS MAJOR CONTROVERSY
INTERNAZIONALE'S last-gasp draw with Roma has created a storm of controversy, with violence between players and club officials after the game, and criticism of the referee from Fabio Capello.
Okan Buruk rescued a point for Inter in the dying seconds, triggering violence and rekindling accusations of corrupt referees.
Antonio Cassano and Domenic Morfeo were caught fighting by television cameras after the final whistle had blown and former Chelsea man Christian Panucci could be banned after being filmed punching Inter team manager Bruno Bartolazzi.
But the major controversy was not the skirmishes after the game, but the refereeing during it.
Roma coach Capello is adamant that major mistakes from the officials cost his side victory, alluding to corruption claims made by his president Franco Sensi.
"President Sensi was right," said Capello. "At the beginning I didn't think so, but what has happened has changed my mind.
"You work hard the whole week and then all is ruined by things like this.
"If the situation continues in this way it would be a huge success just to reach the Uefa Cup places.
"The only solution may be to go abroad for adjudication.
"The referee, considering Inter were unable to get the ball into our penalty area, invented a corner, then he put his hand on Aldair and asked for explanations.
Nov 17 2002, 04:49 PM
Corruption doesn`t exist even if Roma`s president keeps saying so. What happens is that Inter keeps saying the refs are damaging them, and therefore the same refs are psychologically effected in favouring inter with 50/50 decisions.
The game was totally controlled by Roma, so they were quite pissed off frm the outcome, cos they deserved more. But Inter this season have been too lucky :)
Nov 17 2002, 05:13 PM
Wonder what action will happen to Panucci, beating the opposition manager, nice:D
Nov 17 2002, 05:23 PM
If they`re going to hand him a ban, it won`t be less than 2 days i`m guessing.
Nov 17 2002, 05:46 PM
Should be 10 games atleast for assaulting oppositions manager! :o
Nov 17 2002, 10:44 PM
i heard bout this
he said he may quit italian football
Nov 18 2002, 08:39 AM
Capello said that.
In Italy managers aren`t that important figures. He just deals wih the financial part of it all, so basically I had no idea who he was when I saw that.
Nov 25 2002, 09:39 AM
Is it true that Sensi's wife lead a demonstration of Roma fans at the Italian FA protesting at last weeekends result?
Nov 25 2002, 10:03 AM
Yeah they made a sit in, in front of the Football Authorities. They just can't learn how to lose. Just like Inter they think that refs are against them bla bla bla. They try to find excuses for their lack of poor football, but as Lazio, Chievo, Modena and Empoli prove, if you play good football, and not look for excuses, you can do very well.
Nov 25 2002, 11:13 AM
So whats the excuse this week?
Nov 25 2002, 12:46 PM
For a lucky coincidence, both Roma and Inter said that their players that played with their respective national teams, were all tired, so they had to field lots of reserves. Funny when you consider that for example Lazio played all the players that played in the national team, and players like Lopez looked far from tired (he was voted man of the match).
Certain teams just can't win, and so try and blame it on everything apart from themselves
Nov 25 2002, 12:48 PM
Typical Juve fan Zizou! Don't they say in Italy that Juve get all the favours from refs? No wonder you think there is no corruption! :P
Nov 25 2002, 01:34 PM
Bah that's all bull. Yeah juve do get some favours but in the way that if there is a 50/50 decision, a ref would (without wanting) favour the bigger name team. Happens to all major clubs, but it's entirely normal. I even saw this thing with Liverpool whom I watch every week. It's entirely normal. If a team is good, they'll do well no matter what. The teams that complain are usually Inter and Roma, but that's cos they're not used to winning alot so they clutch to straws. Refs make mistakes, it's normal, just like players make mistakes. If we really had to analyze this season, ref's mistakes have cost juve 4 points (2 of which in favour of inter), but complaining would just disrupt the harmony of a club.
Nov 25 2002, 01:40 PM
Yeah I know mate I was just joking. A couple of decisions go your way and everybody jumps on the bandwagon that you get all the decisions. Conveniently forget the decisions which go for them.
Nov 25 2002, 01:44 PM
Yeah exactly. It happens everywhere, but the more you win, the more people say that. I guess in England it happened to Man Utd in the mid/late 90s? or to Liverpool in the early 80s?
Fact is, even if you are favoured by refs' mistakes, if you don't help yourself, no one else can help you.
Nov 25 2002, 01:47 PM
Yeah it happened to both Liverpool and Man U when they were dominating. People couldn't except that they were simply the best team and had to try and justify why their team was doing nothing. Easy way was to say that they couldn't compete because Liverpool or Man U couldn't lose as they got all the decisions. Pathetic really.
Nov 25 2002, 02:04 PM
Yeah. If it was for me, after games review of penalties not given/given, offsides, etc should not be done. First of all it's useless cos you cannot change the game, secondly you are only inducing the fans to get angry and be more violent.
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