Nolito: Big clubs get all the decisions

Nolito: Big clubs get all the decisions


Celta Vigo striker Nolito has hit out at refereeing standards in Spain saying big clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona tend to get the decisions in their favour.

In quotes published by AS, Nolito raised the issue of bias toward big clubs – something that has been a hotly debated topic in Spain for the past couple of seasons with many tending to agree with the Celta forward.

His side was beaten by Los Blancos last weekend at home with Cristiano Ronaldo, Danilo and Marcelo securing the points for the 10-time Champions League winners.

Their life was made easier thanks to a red card given to Celta’s Gustavo Cabral with more than half an hour remaining, while Nolito felt he also should have had a penalty when he was brought down in the box.

The striker stated: “There are things that have existed and always will exist. If you are from Madrid or Barcelona, referees respect you more. They need to understand us. There are referees who provoke you and speak to you with arrogance.”

Celta Vigo have been somewhat of a surprise package so far this season and sit fourth in the table with 18 points from nine games so far. The loss to Real was their first of the campaign.


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