Xavi accuses Inter of paying the referees: scenes of flagrant madness on the sidelines

Surreal protest by Barcelona coach Xavi during the Champions League match against Inter accused of having paid the referee: some referee decisions for two episodes in the Nerazzurri’s area made the Catalan coach explode.

Author: Michele Mazzeo

Barcelona did not like the 1-0 defeat to Inter in the third day match of the 2022-2023 Champions League group stage. To infuriate the Blaugrana some decisions made by referee Vincic as evidenced by the blatant protests of coach Xavi during the San Siro match.

Two episodes that blew up the Blaugrana coach who was also the protagonist of heavy accusations against the Nerazzurri team. Xavi’s first major protest comes when the Slovenian whistle cancels Pedri’s equalizer for an earlier touch by Ansu Fati on Onana’s empty exit. In this case, the Catalan coach first went to protest with the referee and was warned and then, when the referee left, with an eloquent gesture accused him of having been paid by Inter.

The scene was repeated when, in stoppage time, Vincic was called to the monitor to review an alleged hand touch in the Nerazzurri’s area by the newcomers Dumfries, which, however, the Slovenian whistle did not consider a penalty. This made Xavi furious and he continued to blatantly protest the direction of the match with crazy accusations against Inter.


Source: Fan Page IT