Aug 10, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (7) celebrates his goal against Inter Milan. Real Madrid defeated Inter Milan 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Report: referee who sent of Ronaldo suspended


The referee who sent off Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended, according to reports. Miguel Angel Ayza Gamez sent Ronaldo off after clashes with two Athletic Bilbao players, and while Madrid’s appeal against the decision was thrown out, InsideWorldFootball tweeted that the referee has been suspended anyway:

The decision to drop a referee is made by the Spanish league’s refereeing technical committee, who may have taken into account the over-enthusiastic reaction of the Bilbao players to any contact Ronaldo made.

Madrid will still be without their top scorer for the next two matches, though he will be able to return to the side for the Madrid derby against Athletico Madrid at the start of March.

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