Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin feels that Inter Milan conceding a penalty against Fiorentina can put conspiracy theories to rest.
Biasin spoke to Italian broadcaster Canale 5, via FCInter1908, giving his verdict on the penalty incident in yesterday’s Serie A match.
The past few weeks have seen refereeing controversy in Serie A heat up.
An unnamed referee recently hit out at what he sees as a poor standard of refereeing in the league.
And Inter have been at the centre of the firestorm more than any other team.
The goal Inter scored late against Hellas Verona in a 2-1 win earlier this month really set things off.
There appeared to be a foul in the buildup, so questions were asked about why the goal was allowed to stand.
And in the wake of this, all sorts of conspiracy theories have emerged about the officials favouring the Nerazzurri.
Biasin: Penalty Against Inter In Fiorentina Clash Silences Conspiracy Theories
Yesterday, Inter conceded a penalty due to a Yann Sommer contact on Fiorentina striker M’Bala Nzola.
There’s noi doubt that the Nerazzurri goalkeeper got the ball before the striker.
But with the follow-through, Sommer punched Nzola in the head.
After a VAR check, referee Gianluca Aureliano concluded that the punch was worthy of a penalty.
In the view of Biasin, this was the wrong decision. But the silver lining, he feels, is that it shows that Inter are hardly the subject of refereeing favouritism in Serie A.
Biasin argued that “For me it’s not a penalty.”
“But it’s fine with me, because now at least the people who are convinced that there’s a pro-Inter conspiracy can put their minds at ease.”
He argued that “Sommer gets there before Nzola.”
“If the referee decides that there’s a penalty there, then it means there’s no conspiracy.”