AIA president Alfredo Trentalange was impressed with referee Massimiliano Irrati’s performance in Lazio’s 3-1 win over Inter.

Speaking in an interview with Italian broadcaster Rai 2 (via TuttoMercatoWeb) yesterday, the president of the Italian referees association thought that Irrati did well to manage the various incidents in the Biancocelesti’s thrilling win over the Nerazzurri on Sunday evening.

Irrati did very well, in a mass argument you have to come out with two bookings, one on each side. For my role it’s not the best thing to see scenes like that. 

We have to change pace on the topic of violence against referees, we hear about the discomfort at the youth sector level but maybe that is true for adults.

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Tensions exploded on the pitch after Lazio’s second goal against Inter on Sunday, scored by Felipe Anderson whilst Inter’s Federico Dimarco was down on the pitch.

The decision was considered correct as the Nerazzurri man hadn’t suffered a head injury or serious injury, and so the Biancocelesti were within their rights to continue play.

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Following the goal a mass brawl broke out, with lots of pushing and shoving by players of both teams.

Tensions also rose again after the full time whistle, with staff having to separate players from both teams.

Luiz Felipe was sent off after the final whistle after hugging Inter striker Joaquin Correa from behind, an act that was considered unsportsmanlike.