Originally Posted by Betterread
If the LFP does not ban referee carlos Muniz Fernandez after the Esche-Real Madrid travesty today, it is not a real league in my book. Two weeks after this guy robbed Sevilla of a legit goal to gift Barca 3 points, he robs Esche of a point.
All of the following occurred after Esche tied RM 1-1 on 90 minutes.
--Two yellows to Sergio Ramos turns into one.
--3 minutes stoppage time turns into SEVEN extra minutes.
--And finally, a foul by Pepe turns into a foul on him and RM gets a PK for the win.
This match had to have been fixed. Different rules for Barca and RM than the rest of LFP. In a real league, the ref would be banned for a long time, and Pepe (in addition to be dirty player, one of the biggest simulators) should be video-banned. But I'm not holding my breath. Shame on the LFP.
He also presided over the Sevilla-Barca fiasco a few weeks ago. The call Pepe got at the end was absurd, though I'm not a fan of issuing retroactive cards/bans for gamesmanship. Brutality would be another matter and Pepe's been there before (do not like that guy one bit).
The extra time actually was the one thing the ref got right. He stopped his watch after the Elche goal like he's supposed to and the corner would have been the last play of the game if the penalty hadn't been called.