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Gasperini criticizes referee after Milan win

Gasperini disputes Milan dismissal, deeming ref Di Bello ‘rude’ and aims to guide Atalanta to Coppa Italia glory.

At San Siro, La Dea secured a comeback with a brace from Teun Koopmeiners, overturning the lead that the Rossoneri had taken through a combination of Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez.

Gasperini had to witness most of the game from the stands as he was dismissed for dissent when VAR chose not to intervene despite an apparent push by Tijjani Reijnders on Marten de Roon.

VAR remained silent on the decisive Atalanta penalty, despite indications that Alex Jimenez may have made contact with the ball before Aleksei Miranchuk.

Gasperini told Mediaset: “I don’t think I need to say anything, the footage speaks for itself.

“VAR is an extraordinary instrument when used well, but it is becoming a battle now, nobody entirely understands who is officiating, the VAR or the referee. It is a big problem, as there is such a disparity in the treatment of incidents. There is no clarity.”

It’s also accurate to state that Gasperini received a red card for openly swearing at referee Marco Di Bello following the display of a yellow card.

Gasperini added: “I asked the referee to see it again on the VAR monitor, that is for certain. I can also say that Di Bello is very rude, because we have bad history with him and with Valeri in the VAR. Before the match, he walked past me and didn’t even say hello.

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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