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EPL English Premier LeagueRizzoli on Revised Referee Roles: Respect Starts with Distance

Rizzoli on Revised Referee Roles: Respect Starts with Distance

Refereeing designator Nicola Rizzoli has claimed that when Serie A resumes, the players can confront the referees, but only in the form of a ‘quiet dialogue between two people.’

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

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

“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.”

Under this new protocol of limited confrontation, the referees will still be allowed to explain their decisions to the players but Rizzioli points out that it must be done with caution.