Real Sociedad president threatens to report referee to police

Jokin Aperribay of Real Sociedad reacts after the UEFA Champions League 2013/14 Season Play-Off draw
Image: Jokin Aperribay of Real Sociedad allegedly went into the referee's room at half-time on Wednesday, according to Spanish newspaper AS

Real Sociedad's president has threatened to report referee Jose Luiz Gonzalez Gonzalez to the police after a number of decisions in their 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid on Wednesday.

The claim was made in the referee's post-match report, stating that Sociedad chief Jokin Aperribay entered his changing room at half-time to complain about key decisions made during the La Liga tie.

As reported by Spanish newspaper AS, it is alleged Aperribay told the referee: "This is shameful. You have come here to rob us and I will be filing a complaint to the police."

Head coach Rafael Benitez (R) of Real Madrid welcomes head coach Eusebio Sacristan (L) of Real Sociedad
Image: Real Sociedad coach Eusebio Sacristan was also unhappy with the referee

Following the match, the Sociedad president was again critical while speaking to TV channel Movistar+, saying: "It is a shame to come to the Bernabeu eager to make a good game and you [concede] two penalties… neither the first nor the second was a penalty.

"And the referee's happy without seeing anything."

The Real Sociedad official website also headlined their match report from the Bernabeu 'An Afternoon of Injustices'. 

Real Madrid were awarded two first-half penalties, the first of which was put over the bar by Cristiano Ronaldo, before he successfully converted the second.

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The first was given after what Sociedad felt was a dive by Karim Benzema, and a second spot-kick was awarded after the ball deflected onto Yuri Berchiche's hand just minutes before half-time.

The visitors also felt they could have had a penalty at the other end for a challenge on Jonathas by Pepe, but his claims were waved away by the referee.

It is unclear at this stage whether Real Sociedad will face retrospective punishment for the move. 

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