Torino blasts referee over ‘unacceptable’ Acquah red card

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The Bull’s general director says the Ghanaian’s double booking of Saturday was undeserved

Torino general director Antonio Comi is unhappy with the sending off of Afriyie Acquah in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Juventus in the Italian Serie A.

The Ghana international was forced to take an early shower after receiving a second yellow card for a sliding tackle on Mario Mandzukic in the 57th minute.

Torino were 1-0 up as at the Black Star’s sending off, and Comi believes the result could have been lot more positive for his outfit had they played at full strength.

“You can clearly hear Acquah’s impact on the ball; the foul should have been a warning,” Comi told his club’s official website.

“Anything goes but some things are unacceptable.

“It is quite obvious that having played almost the entire second half outnumbered against a strong team like Juventus affected our game.

“Everyone makes mistakes, and we can understand that the referee’s decision is made within a split second.”

Acquah, by his suspension, will sit out Sunday’s welcome of Napoli.

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In 18 league appearances this season, the 25-year-old has made 11 starts, scoring twice.

Acquah joined Torino from Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim on a four-year deal in 2015, having earlier spent loan stints with Parma and Sampdoria after struggling for first team action in Germany.


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