Controversy maker’ referee Mateu Lahoz (47) was excluded from the La Liga match this weekend.
‘The Athletic’ reported on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time), “Referee Lahoz was excluded from the list of referees in charge of the 16th round of La Liga.”
The notorious Lahoz referee had an accident at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He took out 18 yellow cards and 1 red card in the quarterfinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands, ruining the match.
It was a great match that went to a penalty shootout, but the decision of the referee Lahoz was the worst. Lionel Messi (36, Paris Saint-Germain) said, “I was afraid even before the game. We shouldn’t send referees who are not at the level of this kind of game,” and Emiliano Martinez (31, Aston Villa) also said, “I don’t want to see that referee anymore.” I hope we don’t meet him because he’s useless.”
Lahoz referee was embroiled in controversy even after returning to La Liga. As the referee for the match between Barcelona and Espanyol, he once again threw cards indiscriminately. The referee Lahoz took out as many as 16 yellow cards that day and sent off two of them, not enough.
In particular, the referee of Lahoz started to run wild from the 29th minute of the second half. He brought out eight yellow cards in seven minutes, embarrassing both teams. Coach Xavi Hernandez complained, “I told the Lahoz referee at the end that he couldn’t control both teams today,” and football statistics media ‘Squawka’ also said, “메이저놀이터
Lahoz referee issued a red card without fail in the match against Sevilla and Linares Deportivo on the 5th. He made headlines again by sending Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli off midway through the first half.
Perhaps aware of the controversy, the Spanish Football Association did not entrust the game to the Lahoz referee. The Athletic said: “Lahoz has been removed from the referee line-up this weekend after being at the center of a new controversy on the pitch. The Spanish Football Association has confirmed the referees for round 16, but Lazoz, who has been refereeing since 2008, has been excluded.” .