Diego Simeone criticises referee over Morata ‘slap’

Diego Simeone has criticsed referee Javier Alberola Rojas, after incident with Alvaro Morata, where the official appeared to slap the Spanish international.

Morata protested a decision made by Rojas in the second half of the 1-0 win at Eibar on Saturday, and referee looked to grab/hit the Chelsea loanee on the back of neck.

He was incensed by the incident, and received a booking for his further complaints – and his manager was unhappy with the incident.

"Morata was very angry by what happened.

"It reminded me of on incident where I received a four game ban fr touching an official."

The RFEF or La Liga are yet to comment on the matter, however they are expected to release a statement later today indicated whether they will be investigating or not.

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