Pavarini accuses Pinga
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Reggina keeper Nicola Pavarini has accused Treviso's Pinga of intentionally striking him in their weekend cash.
Pavarini lasted just 19 minutes of the Omobono Tenni contest before being forced off due to injury.
The shot-stopper believes Pinga looked to get a penalty but then turned on him after failing to win over the referee.
"Pinga broke all the bones in my nose," Pavarini told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"Also I've had to have three stitches and five of my teeth are chipped.
"Pinga called me and said he didn't plan on hitting me, but did want a penalty.
"He got off twice. He firstly was looking for something he couldn't get and instead he found my face.
"It doesn't matter what he says, just look at my face. His actions were intentional.
"It's time to put an end to these situations where forwards always go looking for a penalty."