SOCCER

“It was not a football game.” FC Cincinnati sounds on referees

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Following FC Cincinnati’s 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls, Luciano Acosta was already facing the likely league-administered punishment for the red card issued to him.

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But Acosta still decided that publicly discussing his frustration with Major League Soccer refereeing was worth risking the possibility of further punishment.

In an official press conference and with the help of an interpreter, Acosta spoke for about seven minutes after the match, and mainly about the refereeing decisions which he says are continually going against his club. .

“I’m angry. I’m angry with the result. I’m angry with the way the game was officiated and it’s the same every time,” Acosta said via the interpreter. “It looks like it’s against us. I didn’t think Allan was a red and, for (mine), it was chest to chest. I’m just not as big as Aaron Long, but it’s It was the product of frustration, of being hit over and over again during the game and having it boil over in the moment.

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