Home > Sport > Football
Thursday April 3, 2014 MYT 9:52:55 PM
Thursday April 3, 2014 MYT 9:53:39 PM
ROME (Reuters) - Mistaken identity, it seems, is not the sole reserve of officials in the Premier League with an Italian amateur football match ordered to be replayed after a referee sent off the wrong identical twin.
Andre Marriner was left red-faced when he sent off the wrong Arsenal player against Chelsea last month - dismissing Kieran Gibbs despite real culprit Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain owning up to handball.
In Italy, Michele Rossi, who plays for amateur side SSD Castello in the ninth level of Italian football, was sent off for a foul his brother Matteo committed against GS Alviano.
"The referee, purely due to error, in the 27th minute of the second half sent off SSD Castello's number seven Michele Rossi instead of their number nine Matteo Rossi," wrote Marco Brusco, the sporting judge of the Umbria regional league organisation.
Striker Matteo, who had put Castello 2-1 up, committed a foul that led to a row erupting between the two sides.
Amidst the chaos the referee, a Mr Cirillo from Terni, mistakenly sent off Michele instead of Matteo.
"It was an error that had an undoubted impact on the game and as such the match should be replayed," added Brusco.
(Reporting by Terry Daley; editing by Justin Palmer)
Mourinho regrets saying there was a 'campaign' against Chelsea
I would never choose to leave Chelsea, says Mourinho
It’s a sea of red in FA Cup final
Champions Bayern will come back stronger, says Guardiola
No problem hanging out with George Clooney
Passion and food go hand in hand
Nokia CEO says in no hurry to sell mapping unit HERE: magazine
Fewer distress calls
Staying app-dated with your kids
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)