Jemez: Football’s a dictatorship

Paco Jemez branded Spanish football a ‘dictatorship’ after he was charged for comments made following Rayo Vallecano’s defeat at Real Madrid.

Rayo were beaten 10-2 by Los Blancos after going down to nine men and Jemez was critical of referee Iglesias Villanueva after the match, his complaints seeing him referred to the Spanish Football Federation’s Competition Committee and a €1,500 fine likely.

“I don’t understand why the referees get into this. There was no disrespect or insult to anyone,” Jemez told Marca.

“It seems as if football is 60 years ago, in a dictatorship, and it’s forbidden to have an opinion.

“The fine? It’s as if everything is solved by money. Why would I be fined, be hit in the pocket, for saying what I think without disrespecting anyone? We live in a democracy.”

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