He's at it again. And maybe he is right. Maybe the families have united against the Pozzos. Maybe that instruction really did go out: "Stop Watford, the upstart cheating bastards, at any cost" - not that I think Watford have cheated of course.
Listen to the formerly genial GianFredo's latest rant: "We had two clear penalties not given. One when a header was stopped with a hand, and one on Troy Deeney in the first half."
"And it's not the first time it's happened. It looks like they are enjoying themselves when they do not give us anything."
"It's not the first time and we are missing points that would have made a big difference. It's game after game."
Now what are we to make of the allegation that the officials are "enjoying themselves" when they turn down legitimate claims for penalties? This is nothing less than an allegation made against the match officials of deliberate bias and of cheating. And the use of the word "they" and the reference to "game after game" implies a premeditated conspiracy.
Now had any other manager said this, he would be in very deep water with his feet set in a block of concrete. Zola has overstepped the mark and surely must be brought to book. We know officials have been bribed in Italy and that the games there are fixed, but to suggest that the same applies in England is intolerable. Or should be.
GianFredo is a nice guy but seems to have cracked under the pressure.