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‘The fourth referee disrespected me’ - Koeman left bemused by red card

Thu 29 April 2021 | 23:54

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman claimed he was disrespected by the fourth official during his side’s 2-1 defeat against Granada on Thursday.

Barcelona

wasted the chance to go top of the La Liga table and are no longer in control of their destiny in the title race because of their shocking defeat to

Granada

at Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi

gave Barca an early lead at Camp Nou but second-half goals from

Darwin Marchis

and

Jorge Molina

denied Koeman's side the chance to leapfrog

Atletico Madrid

at the top of the table.

Koeman

was protesting to the fourth official after Granada’s first goal, and Gonzalez sent off the Dutchman after consulting with his colleague.

After the game, Ronald Koeman explained himself on the red card he received in the second half.

"I don't get it at all. I didn't say anything, I didn't insult him. I spoke to the fourth referee and he disrespected me,"

said the Barca boss at his post-game press conference

.

"I was not wrong, because according to the referee report I disrespected the fourth referee and for me, it is not like that. A lack of respect is insulting.

"I haven't used ugly words, not once. If they're going to put things I haven't said I'll have to do something. I don't understand."


source: SportMob