AIA Chief Nicchi: “Beautiful games have been reduced by refereeing episodes but everyone makes mistakes”

March 20, 2017 16:30
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Marcello Nicchi, the president of the Italian Association of referees (AIA) spoke on Radio Uno on the recent refereeing controversy in Serie A: “We work calmly to avoid errors, but also unnecessary controversy, We have asked several times that calm in exercised in assessing and commenting upon incidents. However, this does not always happen, since behind the human error of referees are the clubs who seek to justify missed targets, the Coaches about renewal of their contracts and some publishers who want to sell more. This is the evil of our football. Beautiful games were reduced to refereeing episodes that there will always be there, even with technology. Us talking today would just an add tension. Our phrases taken out of context, bringing forth what is not the truth. I think Coaches should talk less or they should be made to talk to the officials on the sidelines. Juve-Milan? I’m not referring to this match, but we make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, even the players and the Coaches.”


Cammy Anderson
By Cammy Anderson