Gorica unhappy with the refereeing, Nova Gorica players write a protest letter: ‘We want football to be played with referees, not because of them’
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Not long ago, a real pogrom against judges was carried out in Rogaška Slatina, and now the justice providers have spoken out in Nova Gorica. Not as harsh as Rogaška but Gorica is also stressed that it is unhappy with the way the referees are judging it in the 2023/24 season, in which the former champion is once again competing in the 2. SNL.
“At the Gorica Football Association, we have always stood by our actions. We know that we are the masters of our own destiny and that what happens at the club and on the pitch is up to us. For this reason, we deeply regret all the poor decisions, performances on the field and missed opportunities that have made this year’s fight for the top of the second league table more difficult and let us down, and most of all our loyal supporters, whose hearts beat for Gorica,” wrote the roses.
The Primorski klub continued.: ”However, we cannot ignore the many controversial refereeing decisions that have been hurting us since the beginning of the last season. We will not discuss the latter, because – as we wrote above – we are to blame for the shortfall. This year we have already recorded 8 (one not included in the video) refereeing moves that have contributed to the current points total.”
But the blue and whites didn’t stop with words, they also used videos. On their Facebook profile, they have posted videos of what they consider to be the most controversial judicial decisions.That’s why this video is dedicated primarily to the referee organisation. We hope that you will analyse the judges’ decisions in concrete terms and guide the judges so that it will not happen again that different judges judge and interpret the same situations differently. We do not expect any action anyway. We just want to know that football is played with referees, not because of them.”
Gorica is 2nd in the ranking. SNL is currently in fifth place, seven points behind leaders Beltinci. It was Beltinci who beat Novogorice 1 :0.
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