Referee Gil Manzano to miss another round of La Liga fixtures after Real Madrid-Valencia drama

A fresh insight into the ongoing fallout stemming from referee Jesús Gil Manzano’s costly recent mistake during the La Liga meeting between Valencia and Real Madrid has today been forthcoming online.

And the news points towards the official as having not yet been fully forgiven by the powers overseeing the Spanish game.

Referee Gil Manzano was of course responsible for one of the most controversial decisions of the La Liga season to date a little over a week ago.

As much came upon the Spaniard blowing the full-time whistle, to bring a close to proceedings between the aforementioned Valencia and Real Madrid, a split second before Jude Bellingham nodded home what looked set to be a crucial winner for the title-chasing latter.

The decision sparked utter chaos at the Mestalla, with Blancos standout Bellingham having been shown a red card owing to his protests.

The widespread takeaway from the incident was that Gil Manzano, though technically within his rights to call time on the clash, had made a serious error in doing at such an inopportune moment.

The 40-year-old, in turn, was not given responsibility of overseeing one of the most recent round of La Liga fixtures.

And, if the latest word stemming from the media is anything to go by, a similar scenario looks set to be on the cards this weekend.

As per a report from Relevo, the CTA have come to the decision not to appoint Gil Manzano to one of the upcoming games in Spain’s top-flight.

The Extremadura native will not be afforded a place on the pitch, sideline, or in the VAR room.

This comes as part of an ongoing ‘punishment’ for his actions at the Mestalla two weekends ago.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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