Atlético de Madrid players protesting Gil Manzano

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Atlético de Madrid explodes against refereeing

Published:18/09/2021 - 22:33h

Updated:18/09/2021 - 22:33h

After the draw against Athletic, voices from Atlético have joined to 'charge' against Gil Manzano, who led the match at the Wanda Metropolitano

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The controversy is served in LaLiga Santander after the tie between the Athletic of Madrid and Athletic of Bilbao in the fifth day of the domestic championship, that finish with the expulsion by double yellow of Joãor Félix after alone 18 minutes in the field, by a fault very controversial and the answer of the forward luso (did a gesture of "you are crazy") to Gil Manzano after seeing the cardboard. The decision did not fall very well to the 'colchoneros' and the reactions have been immediate.

In the referee's record, Gil Manzano wrote that "in the minute 78 the player (7) Sequeira, Joao Felix was admonished by the following reason: Head to me with the index finger in the temple in signal of disconformidad after having been admonished". Nevertheless, it was not the only of what complained the referee extremeño, the one who also related the rajada monumental of the sportive director of the Athletic of Madrid after the ending of the meeting.

In concrete, Gil Manzano wrote in the record that "when finalising the party, the Sportive Director Don Andrea Berta (identified by the delegate of his team), in the first place directed to the fourth referee saying him: 'This referee is very bad, does not go to go back to come here'. Next, it went in to the terrain of game to head to me saying me: 'Here never more, here never more'".

When 'it went down' the pressure, Stefan Savic also complained of it sucedido during the afternoon of this Saturday. "We are calm. We do not know what is happening. We do not have luck, but is of crazy. It is necessary to go out forward. It does not be necessary to think in the things in which we have us influence. It is necessary to look in the face and to see as they resolve this situation, because it is not normal that take us out 15 cards, because we are not the only that are protesting".

"It is not normal that take us out 15 cards. By each word takes you out a card"

Likewise, the footballer montenegrino added that "it is normal that protest . The rhythm goes up, the head sometimes is hot. All have to understand the situation, that is not the same speak with the cold head and that during the party goes up the adrenaline and everything", adding that "we have not said him at all because with him can not speak. Only that it is not normal that take us out 15 cards. By each word takes you out a card. Better no better say at all because they fall me to me first the yellow and do not want problems".

The 'Cholo' Simeone complains of Gil Manzano

The trainer of the Athletic of Madrid, the 'Cholo' Simeone, also spoke of the situation that lived his players in the party and the expulsion of Joãor Félix: "they Are many yellow. It is necessary to look for the sensitivity of the moment. I do not think that all are yellow. Can speak with respect and education, to know what is happening", stood out.

Regarding the expulsion of the forward luso of 21 years, underlined that "to my happen me the same, was not in consequence with the party. I am near of Joao and does not matter me the episode. If the gesture does it to him another probably do not expel him", sentenced.

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