Lotito: ‘Lazio Have Been Violated & Mortified’

Lazio president Claudio Lotito underlined his fury following referee Marco Di Bello’s horrific work in the recent clash with Milan.

The 42-year-old Italian referee completely lost control of the Serie A match at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday night, sending off three Biancocelesti players and failing to reduce any tensions on the pitch with his poor officiating. He is expected to be banned for at least a month, but possibly longer.

Lotito and Lazio were embittered after the defeat and have started to draw up a dossier compiling all the officiating mistakes suffered by the team over the last few months, feeling particularly aggrieved.

Speaking to Il Messaggero (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Lotito reflected on Di Bello’s disaster class in Lazio’s loss to Milan and underlined how things need to change moving forward.

To hurt Lotito, do you hurt Lazio? It’s not up to me to create conspiracy theories, but there are bodies in charge that will make the appropriate assessments.

This officiating is strange to say the least, the same day in which my positions in Lega Serie A on the FIGC appear in the newspapers.

Lazio have been violated and mortified, but we’re only the scapegoat of a system that’s no longer credible and healthy.

When certain incidents are repeated from the beginning of the year, it can no longer be random.

Di Bello’s poor work is nothing new; the 42-year-old was already suspended for a month earlier this season following a painful outing in a match between Juventus and Bologna.

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