Luigi Nasca will get a demotion to Serie B following his performance on VAR duty in yesterday’s Serie A clash between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
As it often does in Serie A, refereeing controversy came to the fore in yesterday’s match.
Head on-pitch official Michael Fabbri was certainly not blameless.
The referee got some decisions wrong, and missed certain moments that he should have been able to spot.
But in the view of the Italian Refereeing Association, it was the VAR that was the real problem.
And that is where Nasca has come under the spotlight.
Luigi Nasca Demoted To Serie A Following VAR Blunders In Inter Vs Verona Clash
Errors from the on-pitch officials are not impossible – even very blatant ones.
And that is where VAR is meant to step in.
But Nasca seemed reluctant to do so.
This proved to be particularly problematic in the event of Inter’s late winning goal.
There was a clear raised-arm shove by Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni in the buildup that goal, which should have been grounds to disallow the effort.
Fabbri failed to spot it. And, inexplicably, Nasca did not advise the referee to have a second look on his monitor.
The Italian Refereeing Association have deemed this to be a major error.
Moreover, it is not the first time that Nasca has failed to correct a clear and obvious oversight whilst on VAR duty.
During a Serie A clash between Bologna and Juventus, Nasca did not intervene to award a penalty to the Rossoblu for an extremely blatant shove by Samuel Illing Jr. on Dan Ndoye in the box.
Then, it was once again Nasca who missed another flashpoint incident involving Inter’s title rivals Juventus.
Bianconeri defender Federico Gatti looked to be guilty of a punch on Verona’s Milan Djuric. But Nasca did not intervene.
The official has certainly had an impact with both teams in the Serie A title race.
And so for the time being, Nasca will not have any involvement in matches at the top level. He will instead drop down to the Italian second division.
Fabbri, however, will not according to the Corriere.