“I hope they didn’t take his license plate” – Carlo Ancelotti confirms third appeal over Jude Bellingham suspension

On Friday, it was reportedly that the Spanish Football Federation’s Competition Committee had rejected a second appeal from Real Madrid over the two-match suspension handed out to Jude Bellingham. The 20-year-old was sent off in the aftermath of last weekend’s controversial draw with Valencia for approaching referee Jesus Gil Manzano “in an aggressive manner”.

It has since been reported that Los Blancos have taken up the matter with the Tribunal Administrativo del Deporte (TAD) in Spain, as they aim to have Bellingham’s suspension removed, or at least reduced. Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with Celta Vigo that another appeal has been filed – quotes via Diario AS.

“We have appealed because we think the sanction is exaggerated. It wasn’t an insult like the referee’s report says. They have evaluated the aggressive way of approaching the referee. I hope they didn’t take your license plate. Bellingham protested, like everyone else. Many do it in a more exaggerated way than he does.. We think the suspension is not correct.”

Ancelotti also noted that Bellingham’s absence against Celta would be significant.

“We lose presence in the box from the second line, that has made the difference in the league.”

Bellingham has certainly been Real Madrid’s most influential player this season, and they have struggled when he has been absent. They will hope that isn’t the case against Celta, as they aim to take another step towards the La Liga title.

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  1. Hey Jude.You were aggressive towards the referee.
    I am a big fan…I love to see to conquering the heights of Real Madrid
    but recently you seem to wearing a pained expression on your face and constantly complaining,.Stop it.You are already a role model.

  2. In my golden years,you have activated my interest in Spanish football,suddenly i know of terms like Girona. You are blessed with skill,leadership qualities and presence. Without reducing your passion to be a winner, you will nevertheless have to guard against being impulsive towards opponents and refereeswhen faced by adverse situations. Rise above adversity and be the player and leader to die for,even as a fan!

  3. Hie Jude,you are brave ,u are skillful,u are cool,u are World class,just don’t fight insults with insults rather respond by dominating them with God displays and goals ,they know you are good and their aim is to frustrate you and divert your focus

  4. Jude should deal with Spanish referee with senses, when they see you as a foreigners and you are good player, they will like to bring you down, especially when you are Madrid player, you are English man, don’t joke with Spanish referee, focus in your job, you are really fine player.

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