Joan Laporta showed his anger against Soto Grado’s refereeing at Getafe-Barcelona. Especially for a blow from Nyom to Messi. The action that outraged the former Barça president and possible candidate for future elections was an alleged elbow from the Getafe player to the Argentine Barça player. “The elbow to Messi was scandalous !!!! It was red and he didn’t serve or yellow !!!! It must be that the referee is angry because Madrid lost … how much work will he have to do …”Laporta wrote on Twitter. A harsh criticism of the work of the collegiate of the Riojan collegiate.
The elbow blow to Messi !!!! It was red and it didn’t even turn yellow !!!! It must be that the referee is angry because he has lost Madrid … how much work will have to be done …
– Joan Laporta Estruch🎗 (@JoanLaportaFCB) October 17, 2020
For Iturralde González, arbitration analyst for AS and Cadena SER, there was no such aggression: “It wasn’t red, it was a warning. He leaves his arm but little else. The referee doesn’t see him because he’s very, very close. “ However, for Iturralde, the blue defender Cabaco had to see red for a reckless entry to Pedri: “The only thing that for the Referees Technical Committee is expulsion if there is a stomp on the instep, it is not red, but a warning.”
Another controversial action was the designated penalty from De Jong to Djené. For the former collegiate there is no doubt: it is a penalty. “He is late and eats it. He runs over him with his body and his left knee and knocks him down,” said Iturralde.