Referee Michael Fabbri has come in for heavy criticism for the way he officiated Inter’s 1-0 win over Hellas Verona in Serie A yesterday.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Corriere dello Sport, the referee made life difficult for himself by committing basic errors, and it is warned that Fabbri is facing the possibility of missing out on officiating at international level if he continues this trend.

The 39-year-old drew criticism from the newspaper after he decided not to send Verona defender Isak Hien off in the second half for a foul on Inter striker Edin Dzeko, despite already showing the Swede a yellow card earlier in the game.

Fabbri was considered to have been weak on maintaining discipline, especially as he did not issue a yellow card to Inter forward Joaquin Correa in stoppage time when he kicked the ball away to waste time as Verona chased an equaliser.