Former Serie A referee Paolo Casarin believes that the spot kick awarded to Inter against Cagliari yesterday evening was a clear penalty.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, Casarin gave the view that there was no controversy to the decision to give a penalty to the Nerazzurri in the first half at the San Siro.
Penalties have been a contentious topic in Serie A this season, especially in regards to decisions made by VAR.
The Nerazzurri have been on the end of one decision in particular which they still feel hard done by, in the form of a late VAR penalty to Juventus in their head-to-head clash with the Bianconeri in October.
However, in Casarin’s view, things have settled down for the time being and the spot kick that Inter received against the Rossoblu was very straightforward, not continuing the string of contentious penalties in the Italian top flight.
“Considering how many generous penalties had been given before, one could wonder if the relative scarcity of penalties currently is the result of refereeing errors,” he stated.
“This is not so,” he went on, “even today the choices in the penalty area, a penalty for Bologna and one for Inter have been obviously correct, stonewall.”