Match officials took nearly six minutes to award Verona a penalty in a 1-1 draw at Fiorentina on Saturday which left the hosts still waiting for a first Serie A win since Cesare Prandelli returned as coach.
The match was an early contender for the worst of the season so far, strewn with misplaced passes, ugly challenges, play-acting and 26 fouls and only four shots on target.
Referee Francesco Fourneau pointed to the spot but it took nearly four minutes for VAR officials to examine the decision and nearly two more minutes for the referee to reconfirm it after looking at the pitchside monitor.
Eventually, Miguel Veloso was able to take the kick and converted in the eighth minute.
Fiorentina levelled in the 19th minute from another highly debatable penalty.
Verona, surprise contenders for a European place, stay seventh with 20 points with Fiorentina 17th.
Fiorentina have drawn three and lost three of their six league games since former Italy coach Prandelli returned for a second stint at the club.