Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has claimed that referees and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system always favor their city rivals Real Madrid. Simeone’s comments came after Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in La Liga, where two penalty claims from Atletico were turned down, and Real Madrid was awarded a penalty kick.
Simeone, who was visibly frustrated after the match, said that he was not surprised by the referee’s decision and that he has seen similar situations in the past. He added that it is difficult for Atletico Madrid to win against Real Madrid due to the referees and VAR’s perceived bias towards their opponents.
Simeone’s comments have stirred controversy among football fans and the media, with some criticizing him for making baseless accusations and others agreeing with his claims. However, the Spanish Football Federation has not commented on the matter, and it remains to be seen if any action will be taken against Simeone.
Atletico Madrid, who are currently leading the La Liga table, will face Athletic Bilbao in their next match, while Real Madrid will play against Elche.