Former referee Claudio Gavillucci has confirmed that he has been ‘dismissed via text message’ and tells his colleagues that a consistent mechanism is not assured.
“I decided to get to the bottom of the case, to understand whether there were technical reasons behind that decision,” he toldabout being rejected via text.
He went on: “I’ve learned a number of crucial things like reasons for discrimination.
“I noticed the inability to speak up, and the desire to hide everything. I place my hand over the flame to my bosses, who are not, sadly, covered by a straightforward program and who don’t function as they should.
“[A] Truthful man is one who has a truthful life.”
Gavilucci, who oversaw 50 matches in Serie A and another 74 in Italian Football’s second tier, points out the Italian Referees’ Association (AIA) in his latest book entitled: ‘The Man in Black. The Truth of an Uncomfortable Referee.’
“I wrote my book after AIA rejected me in a text message,” he said. “I wrote it for my job’s sake, and for my passion for football.”