Fiorentina president Della Valle: Ref cost us €30M

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle remains angry over their defeat to AS Roma. Della Valle fears the defeat will cost them Champions League qualification.

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle remains angry over their defeat to AS Roma.

Della Valle fears the defeat will cost them Champions League qualification.

Fiorentina were beaten 1-0 in stoppages on Saturday evening, but only after Daniele De Rossi’s handling offence was not spotted by Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni.

“There was a serious error of judgment that could cost us €30m,” said Della Valle of the denied penalty.

“It is an important sum and it could make a big difference for us. Referees are human and I want to think it was only a mistake, so that there is nothing bigger behind it...”

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