According to Urbano Cairo, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology was used to “penalize” his team against Cagliari.
Torino couldn’t get the three points at home against Cagliari today, as the team tied 1-1 in Sunday’s Italian Serie A fixture.
During the game, Simone Zaza scored for Il Toro first in the 52nd minute, while Cagliari’s Leonardo Pavoletti scored the equalizer which was originally ruled offside, but the decision was overturned by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology.
This is why Torino president Urbano Cairo believes his team is being penalized as “they want to send Milan to Europe over us.”
“They only go to VAR to punish us. The referee was unfair and biased, if you send a player off for swearing then you will always finish the game with 10 men,” Cairo was quoted by Football Italia.
“Nicolo Barella did the same after 10 minutes and wasn’t sent off.”
He added: “We’ll be more determined next time. We won’t give up. I don’t want to say that they want to send Milan to Europe over us, but look at the games played today and yesterday.”
“We’ll keep fighting until the last second, because things change from the inside, fighting and working, we never give up.”
Torino stays in 7th place of the Serie A table with 50 points, five behind AC Milan who has 55 in the fourth position.
Torino has six matches left to play in the Italian competition as they aim to qualify to any of the European competitions.
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