Jude Bellingham: Real Madrid Star Banned For Two Matches After Valencia Red Card

Jude Bellingham: Real Madrid Star Banned For Two Matches After Valencia Red Card

Isaac Darko
March 6, 2024 at 11:36 AM
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  • Jude Bellingham has been banned for two games by LaLiga
  • The midfielder was booked for dissent after the final whistle
  • Vinicius Junior scored twice to help Real Madrid grab a point

Jude Bellingham has been suspended for Real Madrid's next two La Liga matches after he was sent off against Valencia last weekend, the Spanish football federation said Wednesday.

Madrid appealed against his red card but the federation's disciplinary committee dismissed their complaint that referee Jesus Gil Manzano made an "error" by dismissing Bellingham.

Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham was sent off after the match against Valencia had ended
Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham was sent off after the match against Valencia had ended.Photo: JOSE JORDAN
Source: AFP

The England international, La Liga's top scorer with 16 strikes, netted moments after the referee blew for full-time in Madrid's 2-2 draw at Valencia.

Bellingham, 20, ran over to the referee insisting the goal should stand and was sent off, with Gil Manzano saying he showed an "aggressive attitude" and was "shouting".

The midfielder misses upcoming La Liga games against Celta Vigo and Osasuna.

Real Madrid lead the top flight by seven points ahead of Girona and are eight in front of rivals Barcelona, third.

Real Madrid's statement on Valencia game

Real Madrid have released a hard-hitting statement, calling the referee's decision 'unprecedented.'

"An unprecedented refereeing decision by Gil Manzano prevented Real Madrid 's victory against Valencia at Mestalla."

Ancelotti echoed the club's statement but called for his players to be level-headed as they wait for the referee's report.

"What to say, there is not much to say. Something unprecedented has happened. The players are angry, but we all have to calm down," as captured by Football Espana.

The result takes the capital club to 66 points, seven ahead of Girona, who play on Sunday.

Real Madrid: Ref's decision unprecedented

Sports Brief has also reported that Real Madrid put out a statement condemning the referring decision at the end of their game against Valencia.

Gil Manzano has been roundly criticized by Real Madrid fans and players, with Ancelotti calling for calm.

"What to say? There is not much to say. Something unprecedented has happened. The players are angry, but we all have to calm down."

Bellingham was sent off for his role in shouting at the referee after Real Madrid players milled around the referee after the final whistle.

Jude Bellingham watches brother Jobe play

Sports Brief reported last year how Jude Bellingham was being a supportive big brother to Jobe.

The Real Madrid superstar opted not to enjoy his holidays in Spain but instead returned to England.

Jude visited the MKM Stadium in Hull during that time to watch his younger brother in action.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)