In today’s print edition, Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport have criticised referee Davide Massa for his performance in last night’s Serie A match between Inter and Napoli at San Siro.
The 39-year-old referee had anything but a great match in Milan as Inter secured an all important three points as they narrowly won 1-0 versus one of their Serie A title rivals.
In the first half, Massa missed a blatant handball from Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne as well as fouls committed by Marcelo Brozovic on Piotr Zielinski and a clear foul on Nicolo Barella on the edge of the Napoli penalty box.
Massa rightly awarded Inter a penalty after Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina took out Inter wing-back Matteo Darmian and the penalty was duly slotted away by Romelu Lukaku.
Prior to the penalty being taken though, Massa showed a red card to Napoli attacker Lorenzo Insigne after he told Massa to ‘f*** off’ as confirmed by Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso post-match, who was far from happy with the decision.
After Inter took the lead, Massa wrongly booked Hirving Lozano and also failed to give a booking to Napoli defender Kalidou Kouliably.