What Jude Bellingham said to referee to earn red card as Real Madrid slam ‘unprecedented decision’


Jude Bellingham swore at the referee as he was sent off after the final whistle for Real Madrid on Saturday.

Bellingham thought he had won the game for Real Madrid in the ninth minute of stoppage time, when he headed in from close range to seemingly make it 3-2 against Valencia.

Bellingham was furious with the decision


Bellingham was furious with the decisionCredit: Getty

However, the referee had blown the whistle before the cross had been put in, meaning the game ended 2-2.

The Real Madrid players surrounded the referee, who had signalled only six minutes of stoppage time were to be player, after the final whistle and expressed their fury.

Bellingham, who was making his return after three weeks out injured, was shown a red card.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti revealed what the star midfielder had said to the officials to get send off.

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Ancelotti said: “He didn’t insult the referee. He was respectful. He spoke in English and just said: ‘It was a f***ing goal’.”

Vinicius Jr had scored twice to drag Real Madrid back into the game, but had to settle for a point.

The club released a scathing statement after the match, criticising the referee.

Madrid said in the statement: “An unprecedented refereeing decision by Gil Manzano prevented Real Madrid’s victory against Valencia at Mestalla.

Bellingham thought he had won the game, but the whistle had gone


Bellingham thought he had won the game, but the whistle had goneCredit: Getty

“With the score at 2-2 and in the last play of the game, Brahim [Diaz] crossed into the area and Bellingham finished off with a header making it 2-3. 

“But the referee annulled the goal by signaling the end of the match when the Malaga native’s pass went through the air. The league leaders deserved the three points, but added only one in a match that they were losing 2-0. 

“Two goals from Vini[cius] Jr. tied the duel, finally resolved with the decision of Gil Manzano.”



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