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Moggi insists Roma players intimidating referees

Former Juventus chief Luciano Moggi has accused AS Roma players of intimidating referees.

The fallout from Juve's 3-2 win over Roma two weeks ago is continuing.

Moggi said: "Morgan De Sanctis added to Francesco Totti's remarks on Juve-Roma, so not even President Pallotta's appeal for calm was heeded.

"That makes me think the tactic used in the pre-Calciopoli years is still the right one for them: tell referees in case of doubt it's best to go against Juventus to avoid criticism. Basically, intimidate them.

"The statistics are at the disposal of anyone who wants to consult them. From 1998 to 2006 the team with the most penalties in favour was Milan with 70, second Roma on 57, Lazio 55, Napoli 54 and together with 53 spot-kicks were Inter and Juventus.

"The penalties against: again Milan on top with 25, followed by Juventus 26, Lazio 30, Inter, Roma and Napoli 39."

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