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Jude Bellingham banned for two games for expletive-laden blast at referee

Jude Bellingham has been banned for two games following his red card at the end of Real Madrid’s controversial 2-2 draw at Valencia on Saturday.

Referee Gil Manzano blew the final whistle as Brahim Diaz’s cross came in with Bellingham rising to head it into the left corner of the net.

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The England international joined his Madrid team-mates in surrounding the official but Manzano felt Bellingham had gone too far and promptly sent him off.

In his report, Manzano said: “After the end of the game and while still on the pitch, he came running over to me in an aggressive way shouting, repeatedly: ‘It’s a f*****g goal’.”

Bellingham, who is the top scorer in La Liga with 16 goals following his summer switch from Borussia Dortmund, will now miss the games against Celta Vigo and Osasuna, although Real Madrid are likely to appeal.

The sanction only applies to league games, meaning Bellingham can play for Madrid in the Champions League tonight against RB Leipzig.

The Spanish giants go into the second leg of the last 16 tie with a 1-0 advantage following the first game in Germany.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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