Bellingham gets two-game LaLiga ban for ‘disrespecting’ ref

Jude Bellingham has been banned for two LaLiga games for “contemptuous or disrespectful attitudes towards a referee” after he received a red card in the aftermath of Real Madrid‘s controversial 2-2 draw at Valencia, Spain’s Competition Committee confirmed on Wednesday.

The England international was shown a red card for arguing with referee Jesús Gil Manzano, who had already blown his whistle moments before Bellingham scored what would have been a game-winning header.

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The referee’s post-match report said Bellingham had shown an “aggressive attitude” and allegedly shouting “It’s a f—ing goal” repeatedly.

The ban means Bellingham will miss Madrid’s home clash against Celta Vigo on Sunday and an away match against Osasuna on March 16.

Bellingham was handed an additional fine of €600, with Madrid handed a €700 fine.