Italian Serie A faces a similar refereeing controversy to the Premier League, as the league’s refereeing body acknowledges a critical mistake in allowing a controversial goal during the match between Inter and Genoa.
The controversy centers around Marko Arnautovic’s goal for Inter against Genoa, where Yann Bisseck’s action, appearing to push Kevin Strootman, went unnoticed.
The Italian Referee Association (AIA) leaders have conceded that Arnautovic’s goal should not have stood, recognizing the error after a thorough review and discussions among refereeing officials.
The admission focuses on the failure of referees Daniele Doveri and Irrati to effectively use VAR, particularly in addressing the foul on Strootman by Bisseck.
The AIA acknowledges this oversight as a significant mistake and adopts a diplomatic stance, admitting the error while emphasizing measures to prevent similar issues in future matches.
The match, which ended in a 1-1 draw on December 29, 2023, adds to the growing scrutiny of refereeing decisions in top football leagues.