Must watch: Roma manager Rudi Garcia sent off for playing an imaginary violin

Incident happened in Roma's controversial 3-2 defeat by Juventus

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Roma manager Rudi Garcia was sent to the stands for making an hilarious violin gesture at the referee Gianluca Rocchi during his side's 3-2 defeat at Juventus last night.

Garcia was outraged after Maicon was deemed to have handled the ball inside the box to concede the 27th-minute penalty, which Carlos Tevez scored. Pictures showed the contact did happen outside the area.

Then afterwards, with Garcia watching from the stands, Rocchi gave another controversial penalty, this time for Miralem Pjanic's foul on Paul Pogba, although that too looked to have happened outside the area.

"It's a shame that the penalty boxes are 19 yards here," he said in reference to Pjanic's challenge. "But I'm pleased with my players for the character they showed.

"Things got a bit too tense out there but normally you have a ref who knows how to deal with those things. Perhaps it's time to help the referees work out when it's a goal or a penalty. This is the 21st Century, a foul is outside or it's inside [the area], simple. You can have replays at pitchside and it would help."

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Roma's captain, Francesco Totti, who scored in the loss, said afterwards:

"I've always said it: they should play in their own league. They always win by hook or by crook. We train to win but then these things happen."

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