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Cyprus FA official laments referee’s decision in Malta’s defeat

The disappointing night that Cyprus endured at the National Stadium, Ta’ Qali did not go down well with one of Cyprus FA’s officials, George Fantaros.

Fantaros, who is the assistant general secretary of the Cyprus FA and a representative of Cypriot club Nea Salamina, took down to Facebook to express his thoughts after Malta’s 3-0 victory over his nation.

Cyprus were reduced to ten men minutes before they conceded Cain Attard’s first goal of the night, after Constantinos Sotiriou was given a second yellow card for simulation by Italian referee Fabio Maresca.

“I hate injustice….What does the president of UEFA who is on the field have to say about the mess of his referees?,” Fantaros opened his complaint on his Facebook page.

“A clear penalty was… red. Where was the VAR? But when it is so in your mind that you put Italians in Malta !!.

Fantaros also lamented about the fact that the Maltese broadcaster of the game was showing only highlights of Devis Mangia’s side several times instead of showing the penalty episode.

“Maltese reach the limits of foolishness. After literally showing us from ten times some phases of their team they didn’t have the elementary… seriousness to show us again the penalty made with… Italian recipe.. red card!”

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