A female referee has been accused of bias after posting a set of raunchy photos on social media.
Claudia Romani, who is qualified to officiate in Italy’s Serie A and B divisions, has become an Instagram hit after posting a series of selfies and bikini pictures.
In less than a year, the former model has seen her follower count almost triple from 60,000 to 175,000.
Romani, originally from Serbia, allegedly set out on a mission to become the world’s most attractive referee – a title many of her followers would say she has taken already.
She reportedly said last year: “Running around on the pitch with all those players and calling the shots is just an irresistible opportunity.”
But she now appears to angering a host of supporters after her latest series of saucy snaps saw her wearing an AC Milan shirt.
Romani, who is happy to admit she supports Milan, previously dated San Siro legend Filippo Inzaghi.
Supporters have questioned whether her allegiance to Milan could influence her officiating performances.