Referee Gets One-Month Suspension

You get a little bit of country, a little bit of rock and On Monday, Spanish media reported that referee Pérez Burrull was handed down a one-month suspension for his performance in Sunday’s Real Madrid-Osasuna match.  His performance in the match was quite poor as he refused to call two clear penalties against Osasuna forward Juanfran.  On both ocassions the Rojillo forward was booked, the second “offense”  led to his sending off.


According to the match report, Juanfran was booked on both occasions for protesting the decision made by the referee.   This could be the big problem facing the Pamplonans when they head to the disciplinary board when they want their player’s suspension overturned.

Pérez Burrull was scheduled to referee the upcoming Copa del Rey match-up between Espanyol and Barcelona.  Since he is banned, Muñiz Fernández will be the one tapped on the shoulder by the Refeering Technical Committee (CTA) to take over  that responsibility .

Osasuna president Patxi Izco said he would take this matter to the next level as he decided to disassociate the club from the colegiados.  He plans to go to the federation level in order to get the Juanfran’s red card reversed.  Izco said he was “convinced” that Pérez Burrull “saw the two penalties” and that what he did was “immoral”.   Izco’s reaction was so great on Sunday that after the second penalty call, he got up and left the presidential balcony in utter ire.

 What do you think about Spanish refereeing?


  1. Lockyer January 27, 2009
  2. Juan January 27, 2009

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