Roma Coach Rudi Garcia Sent Off For Playing Small, Imaginary Violin After Juventus Awarded Dubious Penalty (Video)

Chris Wright

6th, October 2014

By Chris Wright

The meeting between Juventus and Roma on Sunday was always likely to be a tempestuous old ding-ding, with the league’s top two sides both coming into the game unbeaten.

It was Juve who eventually won out, with centre-back Leonardo Bonucci scoring a nicely-taken volley five minutes from time to nab the Bianconeri a 3-2 victory, with Roma leaving Turin feeling awfully hard done by.

Indeed, Roma even saw coach Rudi Garcia sent to the stands when he mimed playing a small violin after Juve were awarded their first contentious penalty (a second followed shortly thereafter) of the game – the intimation being that the referee was “dancing to Juve’s tune” again…

Echoing his coach’s sentiments after the final whistle, Francesco Totti also went on the offensive vis-a-vis Juve’s perceived sway over officials in Italy, complaining that the Old Lady always win “by hook or by crook”.

A steaming Totti told Sky Sports Italia:

“It’s a huge shame after a good performance. We came to Turin to play our game, but you saw what happened and that affected the match.

“For years the same old incidents keep happening. I don’t know if we were beaten by referees, but we certainly were not beaten by Juventus tonight.

“Yes, we are angry, but also aware we are a great team and must lift our heads straight away.

“This was a match we really cared about, but Juventus ought to have their own League, as by hook or by crook they always win.

“Are we back to the same doubts? I am not the only one saying this, as these are things everyone in Italy should discuss.

“With Juventus when there is any doubt whatsoever, it’s always a penalty. I have to stop now, as if I keep talking then I’ll get suspended.”

Might be a bit late for that, old bean.

We imagine a strongly-worded letter from the FIGC is winging its way to Casa di Totti as we speak.

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