- Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:06 pm
This was far beyond total incompetence, as well as all his other blatant inconsistencies, the referee (Muñiz Fernandez) gave Madrid a dubious penalty in the 95th minute when the fourth official signalled three minutes of injury time. To cap all that, Muñiz already has a track record of this. He refereed the Barcelona-Sevilla match that ended with a last-second win for Barcelona long after the fourth official's added time, and also in that same match he disallowed a Sevilla goal that should have stood.
I believe that he has now been suspended from refereeing in La Liga, and UEFA are considering removing his licence. Not before time. Watch out for him at the Campo Municipal, though I doubt if he dare visit anywhere near Elche for some time!
When you see match fixing in cricket and other sports and consider the amount of money in football, you have to seriously wonder if it exists in cases like this. We all joke about the good fortune of the big teams (Asi Asi, asi gana el Madrid) but if bribery is involved then what's the point? Why spend 70 odd million on Gareth Bale when you can buy Muñiz for less?