As soon as the next “Clásico” subsided, in the framework of the Copa del Rey semifinal, questions and accusations rained down against the team of judges who attended this match. The discontent with the referee’s work in this confrontation between Real Madrid and Barcelona (0-1) began on the front, led by the coach of the Catalans Xavi. The Catalan mentor decided to unload all his just anger on the fourth referee of the match, and did not pick up words.
– You messed up the entire second half – Xavi told the referee and he earned his fifth yellow card in this League (now the coach is suspended for the game against Valencia). The indignation of the Barça coach could be understood one hundred percent, if it were not for one “but” -the main referee of the match was Jose Munuera Montera, the same referee who did a lot in January so that the “blue garnet” in the day 16” did not go without a victory with the Metropolitan, the confrontation with Atlético ended with a score of 0-1. We can say that the football boomerang has been activated.
After the match, the Real Madrid fans were already outraged, protesting in the streets of Madrid. Although fans of “creamy” were unhappy with it. not very clear The main star of the team, Vinicius Junior, could well have grabbed elimination in the middle of the first half for a choke against Frenkie De Jong, but he came out with a yellow card, which was extremely outraged:
– Did Vinicius not receive a red card for attacking De Jong? We have seen him just like you, and he surprises us no less. In addition to this trick, the creamy king of dances often yells at the judges during matches, reacts sharply to decisions and is not punished in any way, Atlético coach Diego Simeone was outraged by what he saw . and he knows what he’s talking about. For the same violation and the same referee, José Munuera Montera, the defender of the “mattress” Stefan Savic, who played sharply against the striker Ferran Torres, was sent off during the match “Atletico” – “Barcelona”. So there is a frank policy of double standards.
Although you can try to amortize the costs of psychology: the referee was fed up with giving red cards, and in this game he decided to do without them, to the delight of Real Madrid. In any case, the one who suffers the most after this “classic” is obviously only the third party, who suffers more from subjective arbitration than others. We are talking, of course, about Atlético de Madrid. It is not surprising that the club, the day after the scandalous confrontation between the two giants, made another official statement on the subject of arbitration in LaLiga.
– Don’t say anything, just retweet if you want the same rules to apply to all teams. Never stop believing! – called the official Atlético account.
“Mattress” for the second month is already ringing all the bells, trying to achieve, if not justice for themselves, then an understanding that all the same rules are now played in Spain in football. Little by little, other teams are beginning to openly ask the same questions: recently, the club from Cádiz filed a complaint with the Spanish Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) for unfair arbitration in the match of the 17th round of the national championship with Elche (1 : 1), and also demanded to temporarily suspend the drawing examples. And although the club was denied his request, the precedent is already set. The leadership of La Liga will still have to abandon the policy of neutrality and non-intervention and go to radical measures, to avoid a general strike of the champion clubs.