I Don’t Accept Refereeing Injustices – Inter Defender Marco Materazzi
Inter defender Marco Materazzi has hit out at the refereeing standards in Italy, as he perceives there has been one rule for him and another for Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo.
The Brazilian midfielder, who signed for the Bianconeri this summer from Fiorentina, was booked in their 2-2 draw with Genoa last night, and the Nerazzurri defender let gathered journalists know what he thought of it.
“I am a bit like coach Jose Mourinho – I don’t like it when I suffer injustices,” Materazzi declared to Il Corriere dello Sport.
“Did you hear what Felipe Melo said after his booking? Shall I tell you? He said ‘you son of a bitch’ to the referee. Why was he not sent off?
“The laws must be equal for everyone. It happened in the Trofeo TIM as well – I told the referee Antonio Damato that it was a shame he blew for a penalty,” Materazzi continued, recalling his dismissal in the pre-season tournament against Inter.
“It was for a trophy that doesn’t even mean anything and I paid a €5,000 fine. It’s not good like this.
“This is absolutely not a protest against the refereeing system. But if you want to have a working relationship then you must have the same standards.”