Real slammed for draw reaction

Villarreal defender Angel Lopez believes Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho's refusal to speak to the media after their La Liga draw was a show of protest.

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The 1-1 draw at the El Madrigal stadium was a fiery encounter to say the least, as Real Madrid had both Sergio Ramos and Mesut Ozil sent off, while Mourinho was forced to leave the dugout for reacting badly to Villarreal's equalizer. Ramos' dismissal in the game has seen him become the player with the most number of sending offs in Real Madrid's La Liga history.

After drawing their last two league matches, the Los Blancos has seen their lead at the top cut to just six points, with rivals Barcelona breathing down their necks. Lopez told EFE that while he may not have agreed with all of referee Jose Paradas' decisions, Mourinho's post-match reaction was uncalled for.

"They are trying to put pressure on referees for their upcoming matches, we could say that Lassana Diarra could have been sent off and that we should have been awarded a penalty for a foul on Nilmar, but there is nothing we can do." he shared.

After many Los Blancos players spoke out against the referee in post-match interviews, Lopez condemned their behavior, believing Paradas had got it right in decisions he called against them.

"Like we say where I come from, they can go cry in the park. We were lucky that the referee had a lot of personality. I have known [referee Jose] Paradas and he has sent me off in the past for the same thing that Ozil did," he stated.

Real Madrid will host Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu this Saturday.



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