The referee who sent off Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday has reportedly been suspended.
Miguel Angel Ayza Gamez dismissed Ronaldo after he appeared to push Carlos Gurpegi in the face and then came head to head with Ander Iturraspe.
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Real appealed the decision after replays showed Gurpegi’s dramatic reaction was an apparent attempt to get the Ballon d’Or winner sent off, but the appeal was thrown out by the Spanish Football Federation.
However, InsideWorldFootball.com have tweeted that the Spanish League’s Refereeing Technical Committee has dropped Gamez for a month. Further, he will not be selected for any of Real’s remaining matches this season.