Inter Milan fans have embraced the “Marotta League” conspiracy theories with a mocking banner in their Serie A clash with Genoa.

This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Refereeing controversies have unfortunately come to the fore this season in Serie A.

Many teams have felt aggrieved by decisions. And there have been suggestions of certain teams benefiting from a few too many questionable refereeing decisions.

Inter, at the summit of the Serie A table, have received the most scrutiny.

And there have undoubtedly been a few occasions in which decisions have went the Nerazzurri’s way.

There was a winning goal against Hellas Verona which appeared to contain a foul in the buildup.

Similarly, Inter’s goal against Genoa in a 1-1 away draw came after defender Yann Bisseck appeared to foul Grifone midfielder Kevin Strootman.

Monday’s match against Genoa saw Inter benefit from a straightforwardly incorrect decision – the penalty that the Nerazzurri received in the first half.

Then there have been supposed fouls in the buildup to goals against Juventus and Napoli.

On the other hand, there have been goals that Inter have conceded in similar circumstances. Inter players felt that Marko Arnautovic had been fouled in the buildup to a Verona goal for example.

And the penalty awarded to Fiorentina against the Nerazzurri appeared harsh to many after keeper Yann Sommer had won the ball.

Inter Fans Mockingly Embrace “Marotta League” Conspiracy Theories With Banner

The atmosphere on social media has at times been dominated by refereeing controversies rather than around the actual football.

So much so, that the conspiracy theorists have begun to come out of the woodwork this season.

The focus of the theories to gain the most ground has been Inter CEO Beppe Marotta.

The veteran executive certainly knows his way around Italian football. And so, the conspiracy theory goes, Marotta is using his influence behind the scenes.

And this has been the reason behind any dubious penalty Inter have received, or any other instance in which the team benefit from a decision.

Of course, there is hardly any evidence to support this notion. But that rarely stops these sorts of ideas from spreading.

As the Gazzetta note, Inter fans are starting to embrace the “Marotta League” tag ironically.

A banner with a “Marotta League” graphic appeared in the stands of Inter’s Serie A win over Genoa on Monday.

This illustrated how social media jokes can spill over into the stadium.

The banner was not an anti-Inter display by rival fans. Rather, it was supporters of the Nerazzurri making fun of the absurdity of the conspiracy theory.