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Valdes faces suspension for ref abuse

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes could face a lengthy ban for verbally abusing referee Miguel Angel Perez Lasa in Saturday’s El Clasico.

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes could face a lengthy ban for verbally abusing referee Miguel Angel Perez Lasa in Saturday’s El Clasico.

Valdes was furious at the official’s decision not to award a late penalty in their 2-1 loss to Real Madrid, following a challenge from Sergio Ramos on Adriano.

Although further from the action than any other player on the pitch, Valdes protested more vehemently than any of his team-mates and had to be restrained by a member of the club’s staff.

Shouting angrily in the referee’s face, Valdes was shown a yellow card but continued to protest until Perez Lasa produced a red moments later.

According to the referee’s report, Valdes verbally insulted the official, shouting: “You (the officials) s**t yourselves, you have no shame.”

And Perez Lasa claimed the ‘keeper, who will leave Barcelona when his contract expires in 2014, kept on repeating: “You have no shame.”

The referee’s full report reads as follows: “Once the game was over and while were still on the field of play, I booked Barcelona player, No. 1, Victor Valdes Arribas, for squaring up to me with his arms aloft and his voice shouting, recriminating one of my decisions. I then sent off the same player for shouting repeatly in my face, from just a few centimetres: ‘You (the officials) s**t yourselves, you have no shame.’

“After he was sent off, the same player persisted with his attitude and kept on saying, in the same tone: ‘You have no shame.’ He had to be restrained by his team-mates and a delegate from his club. Once we were in the tunnel, the same player persisted with his attitude and repeated the same thing as he had before, still shouting: ‘You have no shame, you have no shame.'”

Meanwhile, Gerard Pique stoked the flames after the game by saying: “I hope Perez Lasa apologises next time he referees one of our games.”

Real defender Ramos was handed by a five-game ban by Spain’s fooball federation (RFEF) for insulting referee Miguel Angel Ayza Gamez in a match against Celta Vigo in January and Valdes could now face a similar sanction.

Sat 2 March, 2013
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2 Comments:

  1. Mourinho says:

    Ok peeps
    Im gonna be honest here im a real madrid fan( aha
    Yh… Mabye that was obvious)

    But the penalty(that wasnt given to barca) wás a penalty and
    Yellow card for ramos

    The barca players where rigjt with complaining
    So here for are barca fans
    You guys where right

    BUT
    1. Stop complaining( the team not u guys), look at last games of real madrid
    And look how many times
    Real didnt get or a penalty or a free kick
    Or where the advesary defintly deserved a yellow or RED card and woudnt even get a warning( ofcourse it happens to barca also, its normal, wel its something that has to change, and te referees gotta change!) but its not real madrids fault or anyone else

    2
    The way valdez acted was f@*#$ing childish and stupid
    Ok,
    Being upset and sad and angry
    Is normal
    But te way he almost assaulted the ref.
    + went after the guy after the match wss over

    Wat did he Hope for The ref. Saying sorry and giving them a penalty ?
    The match was over OVER!
    And calling the ref names or shouting or whatever he did( i only saw a realy ragy and misbehaving valdez on tv)

    Wasnt defintly the most right way to act
    Or option
    And come on
    Its not as
    If u guys lost la liga just for that one loss!?
    Valdez just went to far with that action

  2. Mourinho says:

    ( wow i talked allot didnt i)

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