Materazzi Backs De Rossi after Ban

Former Inter defender Marco Materazzi has defended Roma’s Daniele De Rossi after the Italy international’s 3 match bag handed down by the a league sporting judge.

“You can see only the way everything ended, but not how it started. It is easy to point the finger based on what was seen but, for me, it was just a normal situation that happens during a match. The replays were shown a billion times throughout the match and I think the judge has let this influence him in his decision. Garcia is right when he says that the TV does not show everything and we must be careful. It must also be said that the calcio judges have never even played calcio.”

Source(s): Radio 24

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