Atletico Madrid’s manager has criticized the referee after his side’s goalless draw.
clash againstAthletic Bilbao
ended in a 0-0 draw, and
has not been happy with the referee’s performance because he decided to send
off in a scene that Simeone doesn’t think that deserved a red card.
"I did the same thing a lot of times,"
the former Argentina midfielder told reporters.
"I was not in line with what I should have done, but as I grew older I corrected that.
"I'm close to Joao and I don't care about this episode. If that gesture is made by someone else, he probably wouldn't be sent off. The referee doesn't react in the same way.
"There were a lot of yellow cards. It's necessary to look for the sensitivity of the moment of the yellow cards – sometimes players have to talk [to the referee] during the game. It's not a yellow for asking a question.
"Gil Manzano told me not to tell him to be calm when he was calm... He's a great referee, he has had very good performances for us last season, but the sensitivity depending on the day generates different feelings."
Joao Felix pointed to his head when the referee showed him a yellow card for hitting his marker, and then Gil Manzano decided to send the player off by showing him the second yellow card immediately.
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