According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, AIA have apologised to Milan and referee Marco Serra will face a lengthy suspension after today’s errors in the match between the Rossoneri and Spezia.
Serra cancelled out a late Junior Messias goal, awarding a free-kick to Milan without playing the advantage. The match official blew his whistle before Messias hit the ball, sending it to the top corner on the left.
The 39-year-old apologised to Milan players on the pitch and according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the chiefs of the referee association (AIA) have done the same with the Rossoneri.
According to the report, Serra will now face a lengthy suspension that could be longer than two games. AIA have pointed out how Serra made several errors during the game, including a clear penalty kick awarded to the Diavoli in the first half, which was spotted only after a VAR check.
Milan coach Stefano Pioli admitted Serra apologised to Milan players and was ‘sorry’ to acknowledge that the responsibility for the Diavoli’s loss must be shared between his players and the referee.
Spezia’s Thiago Motta didn’t comment on the referee’s error and said his lads deserved to win.