Rizzoli: ‘Referees can discuss one-on-one’

Refereeing designator Nicola Rizzoli has claimed the players can confront the referees with a ‘quiet dialogue between two people’ when Serie A resumes.

The referees will still be allowed to explain their decisions to the players under the new protocol but Rizzioli points out that it must be done with caution.

“You can have a quiet dialogue with respect for the referee,” he told SportMediaset. “Therefore, a confrontation between two people, not one against four. Respect starts with distance.”

Rizzoli, who has confirmed VAR will be in place when the championship resumes, reassures that the referees will be given the right games despite the travel difficulties.

“The priority is to have the right referee for the right game, even if we have to take into account how they will arrive at the stadium.”

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