Atletico Madrid CEO Gil Marin has suggested that LaLiga referees are favouring defending champions Real Madrid.
Los Blancos and Atletico locked horns in the Copa del Rey on Thursday night, with the former rallying from behind to claim a 3-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Atletico felt Real midfielder Dani Ceballos should have been sent off for a second yellow card, which could have changed the trajectory of the game.
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The Los Rojiblancos feels Madrid's presence creates pressure for the officials following Thursday's loss.
“I have maximum respect for the refereeing collective and I am convinced that their intention is always the best, but anyone who observes (the situation) from the outside can see that for decades the same thing almost always happens.
"Unfortunately it no longer surprises anyone, it is not news. It’s very obvious and you just have to remember the story.
“(Real) Madrid is a club with a very strong environment, with many interests around it. They create such pressure that it is normal for it to affect the people who must make decisions.
"They are aware of what awaits them if they are harmed with some mistake or even with some success. It is usual to campaign against those who they consider to be harmful."
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