Lazio's Decision To Abstain From Media Interaction Post Bologna Match Allegedly Due To Poor Officiating

After their defeat to Bologna on Sunday (18/2), Lazio made a conscious decision to refrain from interacting with the media, expressing their discontent with what they believed to be substandard officiating.

After the disappointing 1-2 loss to Bologna, Maurizio Sarri openly voiced his dissatisfaction with Lega Serie A, venting his frustration over what he perceived as unfair scheduling that placed his team at a disadvantage.

According to Sky Sport Italia, it has been reported that Lazio chose to boycott the post-match press conference as a form of protest against referee Fabio Maresca's decisions.

There was a singular contentious moment when Lewis Ferguson made contact with Danilo Cataldi's ribs with his elbow as Cataldi went up for a header, but it occurred outside the penalty area, rendering VAR unable to intervene.

Before the game, Sarri's frustration was evident as he voiced his accusations towards Lega Serie A. He claimed that they had caught them off guard with an early Sunday kick-off, especially considering their midweek Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

"We extend our thanks to Lega (Serie A) for yet another ambush, as we find ourselves playing at noon just days after facing Bayern Munich in the Champions League," Sarri remarked to Sky Sport Italia.

"With limited options for squad rotation at the moment, we must persevere without excuses."

Lazio's injury woes compounded when Patric, making his first start since January 14 due to a shoulder injury, was forced off the pitch within the first 11 minutes.

However, despite both teams playing midweek matches, with Bologna defeating Fiorentina 2-0 in a rescheduled Serie A fixture, they appeared to be in better form throughout the match.

Gustav Isaksen capitalized on an early mistake by Jhon Lucumi to give Lazio the lead, but Bologna responded, with Oussama El Azzouzi capitalizing on defensive errors and Joshua Zirkzee turning the tide to secure a 2-1 victory.

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