Mihajlovic Asks Referees To Have More 'Personality' After Loss To Roma

The Serbian has pleaded with the officials that they show more character during matches and not succumb to the will of the crowds...
Bologna fell 2-1 to Roma on Sunday with the Giallorossi awarded two penalties, both converted by captain Francesco Totti. The first, just twelve minutes into that match, seemed to be a controversial decision. And Rossoblu boss Sinisa Mihajlovic explained, after the game, that he thinks the referees must do a better job.

"I just asked the referee to have more personality, the same way that I ask my players when they face the big teams and the general public," the former free-kick specialist explained to RAI.

The former Inter assistant coach was disappointed with the result and believes his side deserved a draw, but understands the anxiety one can feel on the big stage.

"It is normal that an official feels pressure at the San Siro or Olimpico, with a full stadium, everything you do is jeered. However, from this point of view the referee must improve," he concluded.

Bologna still remain two points outside the relegation zone after both Torino and Reggina suffered 1-0 losses. That will change if Lecce manage to defeat Milan later today.

Adam Scime, Goal.com