Pallotta angry with “joke” decisions


Roma president James Pallotta has slammed the decisions made by the officials during Wednesday’s Champions League semi final second leg.

He saw his side win the game 4-2, but lose the tie 7-6 to Liverpool and is adamant that VAR would have seen them go through to face Real Madrid in Kiev later this month.

“I know it is difficult to ref but it is really embarrassing that we lose on aggregate like that.” he said.

“You just can’t let stuff like this happen.

“You can all look at it yourself.

“In the 49th minute he wasn’t offside and he gets taken down by the goalie.

“It was a handball that was obvious to everyone probably in the world except people on the pitch.

“It should have been a red card which would have been ten men in the 63rd minute.

“If they don’t get VAR in the Champions League, it is an absolute joke.” he finished.

Strangely, Pallotta didn’t comment on the generous decisions to award his team penalties for dubious handballs by James Milner at Anfield and Ragnar Klavan on Wednesday.

Nor did he comment on the blatant shove by Kostas Manolas on Sadio Mane in the Roma penalty area this week.

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  1. Before all that happen, both Mane and Salah would have been given penalties in the 1st haft with VAR so at 1-4 down at HT and 3-9 on aggregate he thinks Roma would have gone through. He’s the joker


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