Roma president James Pallotta charged by UEFA for refereeing criticism

Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol double down on their stance that Liverpool were the better side while Gab Marcotti passionately defends Roma.
Steve Nicol and Shaka Hislop give their view on all the controversial decisions and indecisions made by the referee Wednesday night at the Stadio Olimpico.
The war of words continue between the FC panel and Gab Marcotti over Roma’s reaction to their Champions League semifinal loss.
Liverpool have advanced to the Champions League final for the first time since 2007 after a 7-6 aggregate win over Roma.
Liverpool have advanced to the Champions League final for the first time since 2007 after a 7-6 aggregate win over Roma.

Roma president James Pallotta is facing discipline from UEFA for his comments about the refereeing after his team were knocked out of the Champions League semifinals by Liverpool on Wednesday.

Pallotta said after the game that the officiating was “an absolute joke” and outlined a number of decisions that he believed went against Roma.

UEFA responded by charging Palotta on Friday with improper conduct, and its disciplinary panel will hear the case on May 31.

Both clubs were also charged after their supporters set off fireworks during the game.

Pallotta also responded on Thursday to ESPN FC analyst Alejandro Moreno’s comments about Roma’s performance, ridiculing him for “a stupid comment.”

Although Roma won 4-2 on Wednesday, Liverpool advanced 7-6 on aggregate to reach the final against Real Madrid on May 26 in Kiev, Ukraine.