Ex Referee Cesari: “Mariani Not Whistling For Kessie’s Foul On Inter’s Hakimi Is Worse Than Orsato Not Booking Pjanic”

Ex Referee Cesari: “Mariani Not Whistling For Kessie’s Foul On Inter’s Hakimi Is Worse Than Orsato Not Booking Pjanic”
October 19, 2020 18:30
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Former Serie A and FIFA International listed referee Graziano Cesari has criticised referee Maurizio Mariani for one of the decisions that he made in this past weekend’s Derby della Madonnina between Inter and AC Milan.

AC Milan won the first Milan derby encounter of the 2020/21 Serie A season 2-1 thanks to a quick brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic whilst Inter’s goal came via Romelu Lukaku shortly before the half time interval at San Siro.

As a result of the victory, AC Milan were able to keep themselves at the top of the Serie A table and have a two point lead over second placed Sassuolo and a five point lead over city rivals Inter, who are currently sitting down in sixth place in the Serie A table after four games played.

“Franck Kessie was not even been booked for his tackle on Achraf Hakimi in the derby. Mariani did not even whistle, and this is much more serious than Daniele Orsato who did not book Miralem Pjanic in that Inter versus Juventus match. I wonder what the uniformity is,” Cesari, who refereed between the years of 1990 and 2002 explained during Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset show ‘Pressing’, which was broadcast earlier on today.

By Cammy Anderson
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