Giacomazzi wins many fans
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lecce midfielder Guillermo Giacomazzi could be in line for a fair play award.Lecce midfielder Guillermo Giacomazzi could be in line for a fair play award after his actions resulted in referee Nicola Rizzoli overturning his original decision to award a penalty in the game with Messina.
Giacomazzi tumbled in the area under challenge from Massimo Donati and referee Rizzoli immediately awarded a penalty.
A swarm of Messina players surrounded Giacomazzi who was quick to admit there had been no contact.
Rizzoli overturned his original decision and booked Giacomazzi for diving.
Donati elaborated on the chain of events and has urged Rizzoli to rescind the caution meted out to Giacomazzi.
"We told the referee that Giacomazzi admitted that there was no contact," said Donati. "He was honest.
"I just now hope that he has his caution removed as he didn't deserve it."
Giacomazzi did not pay too big a price for his honesty, as Lecce claimed a 1-0 win thanks to a late goal from late Sasa Bjelanovic.