Legendary former Inter defender Beppe Bergomi believes that the decision to award Juventus a penalty against Inter last weekend was a mistake, especially in light of a controversial incident in Roma’s match against AC Milan yesterday evening.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Bergomi gave the view that the refereeing in Serie A appears inconsistent given the way that important decisions are made across different matches.
Inter were frustrated to see Juventus awarded a late penalty by VAR from which the Bianconeri equalized at the San Siro, after a clumsy challenge by Denzel Dumfries on Alex Sandro on the edge of the penalty area.
A spot kick was not awarded to Roma for a nearly identical challenge by Simon Kjaer on Lorenzo Pellegrini while the Giallorossi pushed for an equalizer in their match against the Rossoneri yesterday evening, and this for Bergomi demonstrates a clear inconsistency in the officiating.
“I had clarified my ideas, now I have confused them,” he mused. “I understood that Kjaer’s challenge is never a penalty, even Juve’s against Inter shouldn’t have been recalled. And then they give Milan one instead.”