Referee Daniele Chiffi made a mistake by not giving AC Milan midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko a red card against Lazio yesterday.
As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Italian referee was a major factor in the Biancocelesti’s poor performance against the Rossoneri at the San Siro yesterday, with the most major error involving Bakayoko and Acerbi.
The 27-year-old Bakayoko should have been sent off in the 63rd minute when he clearly stood with weight on the 33-year-old Acerbi’s ankle. Instead, he was only given a yellow card by Chiffi, with the VAR also failing to intervene. Errori Arbitrali also analyzed the situation on Twitter stating that Bakayoko was lucky to only receive a yellow card for the challenge.
A sending-off at this stage would have majorly changed the game for Lazio, who went on to concede to AC Milan only a minute later.
The Biancocelesti eventually lost to the Rossoneri 2-0, a painful result for coach Maurizio Sarri, who is furious with the team’s lacklustre and lethargic performance in the Lombard capital.