Amoruso slams 'Well youngster
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Pearson committed a rash lunge on the Italian stopper that precipitated a large melee between the two sets of players, but the youngster received only a caution for his tackle.
Amoruso believes that Pearson should have been sent-off for his challenge, insisting the 20-year-old had no intention of playing the ball.
"I don't think he went for the ball at all. I saw him coming and I lifted my leg up but if I had left it on the ground I would be in hospital just now," fumed Amoruso.
"You see things on the pitch and you try to do the best for yourself and it's not even a matter of seconds you have, it's moments.
"That's what I spoke to the ref about because if I'm not mistaken about the rules then a tackle with two feet is a red card offence.
"And it's not about being young, even young players know that type of tackle is wrong but thank God nothing happened."