After his disastrous error cost AC Milan victory against Spezia, Marco Serra  is reportedly facing a ‘lengthy ban.’

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According to Gazzetta dello Sport, match official Marco Serra is in hot water after a high-profile error in a Serie A game on Monday.

Junior Messias equalized in the 92nd minute with the game tied at 1-1

Serra, however, blew his whistle for a foul on Messias’ teammate Ante Rebic in the build-up as the ball flew into the goal.

It meant Messias’ goal, which came just TWO seconds after Rebic’s foul, was disallowed, denying Milan the chance to win all three points.

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Spezia reclaimed possession before sprinting up the field and scored their own 96th-minute goal, adding to the drama.

The Milan players lost their cool as they shouted their frustrations over Serra’s costly error.

And it’s now expected that he’ll be suspended by the Italian referees’ organization as a result of his bad performance.

Officials who do not perform their jobs properly are usually suspended for two games.

Serra’s punishment is expected to be increased because he also missed a clear penalty for Milan in the first half.

Despite Serra promptly apologizing to AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli after the game, this is the case.

The Rossoneri coach, on the other hand, refused to blame Serra for his team’s failure to overtake Inter at the top of the table.

Pioli explained: “I tried to calm my players down but I didn’t manage it, as Spezia’s goal proves.

“We knew it was an injustice, we have ourselves to blame, but we share responsibilities with the referee.

“I am sorry to say that. He even apologised, maybe that wasn’t even a fault. It’s a shame.

“However, we should have scored more goals in the first half, it’s a bad night and we must react now.”


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